Avalanche Forecast Archives

2011 – 2012 Season

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 1-17-2012

Date: January 17, 2012
This advisory expires tonight at midnight. All forecasted areas of Tuckerman Ravine will have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. The only exception to this is Right Gully which has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated pockets. The Lobster Claw, the […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 1-16-2012

Date: January 16, 2012
This advisory expires tonight at midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger today. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Right Gully, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. The […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 1-15-2012

Date: January 15, 2012
Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger today. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Right Gully, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely The Lobster Claw, the Lower Snowfields, and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 1-14-2012

Date: January 14, 2012
This Advisory expires tonight at midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger today.   Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Dangerous avalanche conditions exist.  Careful snowpack evaluation and conservative decision making is essential.   Some areas are not yet posted due to the overall lack of snow. These include the Lobster […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 1-13-2012

Date: January 13, 2012
Expires at Midnight 1-13-2012 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have HIGH avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended due to very dangerous avalanche conditions. Some areas are not yet posted due to the overall lack of snow. These include the Lobster Claw, […]

Avalanche Advisory, Thursday 1-12-2012

Date: January 12, 2012
Expires at Midnight 1-12-12 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines will have HIGH avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended due to the developing very dangerous avalanche conditions. Some areas are not yet posted due to the overall lack of snow. These include […]

Avalanche Advisory, Wednesday 1-11-2012

Date: January 11, 2012
Expires midnight, 1-11-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Heightened avalanche conditions exist on specific terrain features; evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify features of concern. The exception to this rating is Hillman’s Highway and Left Gully which have Low avalanche danger. Natural […]

Avalanche Advisory 1-10-2012

Date: January 10, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, January 10, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Heightened avalanche conditions exist on specific terrain features; evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify features of concern. The exception to this rating is Hillman’s Highway which has Low avalanche danger. Natural […]

Avalanche Advisory 1-9-2012

Date: January 9, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, January 9, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Heightened avalanche conditions exist on specific terrain features; evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify features of concern. The exception to this rating is Hillman’s Highway which has Low avalanche danger. Natural […]

Avalanche Advisory 1-8-2012

Date: January 8, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, January 8, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Heightened avalanche conditions exist on specific terrain features; evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify features of concern. The exception to this rating is Hillman’s Highway which has Low avalanche danger. Natural […]

Avalanche Advisory 1-7-2012

Date: January 7, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, Saturday, January 07, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger today. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Heightened avalanche conditions exist on specific terrain features; evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify features of concern. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday 1-6-2012

Date: January 6, 2012
Expires at Midnight Friday 1-6-2012 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  The only exception to this is North Gully in Huntington which has Moderate avalanche danger.  We have not begun forecasting for the Lobster Claw, Right Gully, the Lower Snowfields, or Little […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday 1-05-2012

Date: January 5, 2012
Expires tonight at Midnight 1-05-2012 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Moderate avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.  We have not begun forecasting for the Lobster Claw, Right Gully, the Lower Snowfields, or Little Headwall in Tuckerman and the Escape Hatch in Huntington due to a general lack of […]

General Avalanche Advisory 01-02-2012

Date: January 2, 2012
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours. Unless updated this advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, Wednesday January 4, 2012 This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines. General Advisories are issued when isolated instabilities may exist within the forecast areas. Forecasts using the 5-scale danger […]

General Avalanche Advisory 12-30-2011

Date: December 30, 2011
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours.  Unless updated this advisory expires Sunday 1-1-2012 at midnight. This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman Ravine.  We have not yet begun posting advisories for Huntington Ravine due to the thin snow cover. Postings for this area will begin when […]

General Avalanche Advisory 12-28-2011

Date: December 28, 2011
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours.  Unless updated this advisory expires Friday 12-30-2011 at midnight. This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman Ravine.  We have not yet begun posting advisories for Huntington Ravine due to an overall lack of snow cover in this area. These will […]

General Advisory 12-26-2011

Date: December 26, 2011
Expires midnight Wednesday, December 28, 2011 This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman Ravine.  We have not yet begun posting advisories for Huntington Ravine due to an overall lack of snow cover in this area. These will begin when conditions warrant. General Advisories are issued when instabilities are isolated within the entire forecast […]

General Advisory 12-23-2011

Date: December 23, 2011
Expires midnight Sunday, December 25, 2011 This is the initial GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for the 2011-2012 season. Although I can’t say we’re getting a windfall from Santa right now at least a few stocking stuffer snow shots are picking up the holiday spirit. It’s certainly about time as we started wondering if the first advisory of the […]

A long early season in the ravines

Date: December 16, 2011
Old Man Winter showed up this week, not in a thick coat but in a worn out old t-shirt. Freezing fog, 1-2″ of snow here and there, a smattering of ice pellets, and rain is no way to roll into winter. At least there is a covering of snow at Pinkham Notch and it continues […]

Slow progress, but it’s moving in the right direction

Date: December 14, 2011
Wow, we’re almost halfway through December and there’s still not enough snow to warrant posting the first General Advisory. Yesterday Joe and I took a walk up into both ravines to check up on conditions. Winter is beginning to get a foothold on the mountain, but what we have right now is similar to what […]

Brown one day-White the next.

Date: December 9, 2011
The mountain has been doing a pretty good job during the early season as a flip flopper between wanting to be either brown with vegetation or white with snow.  We’ve seen some good snow accumulations completely melt out and watched ice development come and go as we endured a very warm November and early December. Let’s […]

One step closer

Date: November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. This is another early season check-in message, something to read while you’re digesting your turkey feast. We’re not yet issuing advisories, either General Advisories or 5-scale forecasts. If you’re heading into the mountains over the holiday weekend, you’ll be on your own for assessing the conditions. We’ve been keeping an eye on […]

Get ready, winter’s on the way!!!

Date: October 31, 2011
October 31st, 2011 2:00pm It never fails.  Winter comes around before you know it and my youthful anticipations for the white season builds to a fervor right about the Hallows-eve.  As is typical for our high mountains in October we started picking up a bit more snow with every day in the high peaks.  The […]