Avalanche Forecast Archives – 2012

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, December 31, 2012

Date: December 31, 2012
Expires at 12:00 midnight, December 31th, 2012. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, and Left Gully have Considerable danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Hillman’s Highway, the Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 12-30-2012

Date: December 30, 2012
Expires at 12:00 midnight, December 30th, 2012. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have HIGH avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are likely; human triggered avalanches are very likely. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. It appears as though 2012 will go out with a bang…or maybe more like the […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday 12-29-2012

Date: December 29, 2012
Expires at Midnight Saturday, 12-29-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has LOW and MODERATE avalanche danger.  The Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Sluice, Lip, and Center Bowl have Moderate avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully to identify features of concern.  The Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 12-28-2012

Date: December 28, 2012
Expires tonight at midnight December 28th 2012. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding, and conservative decision-making are essential. It’s pretty incredible to see firsthand how quickly Mt. Washington can evolve into a wintery landscape. As of two […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, 12-27-2012

Date: December 27, 2012
Expires tonight at midnight December 27th 2012. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines will have HIGH avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely on a variety of slope angles and aspects.  Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. It’s no secret that a major […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, December 26th 2012

Date: December 26, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight December 26, 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 […]

General Advisory for Sunday, 12-23-2012

Date: December 23, 2012
This is a GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines.  A new General Advisory will be issued if conditions warrant or within 72 hours of this release. A General Advisory is issued when there are limited instabilities within the entire forecast area. Snowfields in the ravines are growing in size and  unstable slabs may exist […]

General Advisory for Friday, 12-21-2012

Date: December 21, 2012
This is a GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY.  A new General Advisory will be issued if conditions warrant or within 72 hours of this release.  This General Advisory pertains to both Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines. A General Advisory is issued when there are limited instabilities within the entire forecast area. However, there are snowfields that are growing in […]

General Advisory 12-18-2012

Date: December 18, 2012
Expires Thursday at midnight, December 20th 2012 This is the initial GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for the 2012-2013 season. A new General Advisory will be issued if conditions warrant or within 72 hours of this release.  This General Advisory pertains only to Tuckerman due to the lack of snow cover in Huntington Ravine. Advisories for Huntington will begin […]

More ice, less snow

Date: December 13, 2012
Two weeks has passed since our last post and unfortunately the snow that we are all hoping for has yet to arrive.  Because of this we are still not issuing either a “General  Avalanche Advisory” or a “5-Scale Avalanche Danger Rating Advisory”.  We will continue monitoring conditions daily and will begin advisories when there is […]

Some new snow, but still not enough

Date: November 30, 2012
It felt great this morning to wake up and learn that 9″ of new snow had fallen on the summit of Mt. Washington last night. We were warned by the Observatory staff on Wednesday that the Alberta Clipper that was making its way toward us had the potential for a short burst of heavy snowfall. […]

Playing the waiting game

Date: November 15, 2012
Don’t get overly excited, there isn’t much of any snow on the mountain yet, this is simply an early season check-in. We’ve not yet begun issuing advisories, either General Advisories or 5-scale forecasts. If you’re heading into the mountains in the coming days or weeks, you’ll be on your own for assessing the conditions. We’ll […]

General Advisory for Monday, May 28, 2012

Date: May 28, 2012
This is the final advisory for the 2011-2012 season. This General Advisory will be in effect until complete melt out later this summer. Certain hazards will persist in the ravine until complete melt out; please read below if you are heading into Tuckerman Ravine. The potential consequences can range from minor to severe, but remember that […]

General Advisory for Saturday, May 26, 2012

Date: May 26, 2012
Unless updated this advisory expires at midnight, Monday, 5-28-2012. This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours. A general advisory will […]

General Advisory for Wednesday, 5-23-2012

Date: May 23, 2012
Unless updated this advisory expires at midnight, Friday 5-25-2012 This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours. A general advisory will […]

General Advisory for Sunday, 5-20-2012

Date: May 20, 2012
Unless updated, this advisory expires at 12:00 midnight Tuesday, May 22, 2012. This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours. A […]

General Advisory for Saturday 5-19-2012

Date: May 19, 2012
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours.  Unless updated this advisory expires at midnight Monday, 5-21-2012. This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new advisory will […]

General Advisory for Wednesday 5-16-2012

Date: May 16, 2012
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrent or within 72 hours.  Unless updated this advisory expires at midnight Friday, 5-18-2012.  This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new advisory will […]

General Advisory for Sunday, 5-13-2012

Date: May 13, 2012
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours. Unless updated this advisory expires at 12:00 midnight Tuesday, May 15, 2012. This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new […]

General Advisory for Saturday, 5-12-2011

Date: May 12, 2012
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours. Unless updated this advisory expires at 12:00 midnight Sunday, May 13, 2012. This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new […]

General Advisory for Friday 5-11-2012

Date: May 11, 2012
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours. Unless updated this advisory expires at 12:00 midnight Sunday, May 13, 2012. This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new […]

General Advisory for 5-8-2012

Date: May 8, 2012
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours. Unless updated this advisory expires at 12:00 midnight Thursday, May 10, 2012. This is a late-season General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain under a general advisory. A new […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday 5-06-2012

Date: May 6, 2012
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrent or within 72 hours. Unless updated this advisory expires at 12:00 midnight Tuesady, May 8, 2012. We are done using the U.S. 5 scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. The 5 scale (low thru extreme) system will be reinstated next season when needed. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday 5-5-2012

Date: May 5, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Saturday 5-5-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 5-4-2012

Date: May 4, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Friday 5-4-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, 5-03-2012

Date: May 3, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Thursday 5-03-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, 5-02-2012

Date: May 2, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Wednesday 5-02-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice exists, and […]

Avalanche Advisory for 05-01-2012

Date: May 1, 2012
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, May 1, 2012. Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington. A danger of falling ice […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 4-30-2012

Date: April 30, 2012
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, April 30, 2012. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. The Chute has Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. All other forecasted areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. Huntington Ravine […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 4-29-2012

Date: April 29, 2012
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, April 29, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. The Chute has Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully to identify features of concern.  All other forecasted areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered […]