Avalanche Forecast Archives

2012 – 2013 Season

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday 4-16-2013

Date: April 16, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have LOW avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely, but watch for unstable snow in isolated terrain features. I’m finally feeling the onset of spring in the air. In part that’s because it’s currently colder at Pinkham than at Hermit Lake, but both are warm. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 4-15-2013

Date: April 15, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely, […]

Avalanche Advisory for 4-14-2013

Date: April 14, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight tonight. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely, but […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 4-13-2013

Date: April 13, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight tonight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated pockets. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Well the snow that we were hoping for yesterday never really materialized. What we got instead was about 2/3 rds of […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 4-12-2013

Date: April 12, 2013
This advisory expires at midnight Friday, April 12, 2013 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. We are starting out the day with Low avalanche danger in all forecast areas. As precipitation accumulates today, the avalanche danger will rise. This will require those venturing […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, 4-11-2013

Date: April 11, 2013
This advisory expires at midnight Thursday 4-11-2013 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have LOW avalanche danger.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. The rain has done its work on our snowpack. Clearing conditions this morning revealed very little new snow from yesterday morning survived the warm temperatures and rainfall of yesterday. The snow currently has […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 3-31-2013

Date: March 31, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight tonight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Before we begin, let me remind everyone that Low avalanche danger does not mean no avalanche danger. It can often come pretty close to that […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 3-30-2013

Date: March 30, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight tonight. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger today. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, The Sluice, the Lip, Center Bowl and Chute have MODERATE avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Of these, the Lobster Claw and Right Gully are at the lower end of the […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday 3-29-2013

Date: March 29, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight tonight. All forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine 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. The only exceptions to this rating are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday 3-28-2013

Date: March 28, 2013
Expires at Midnight 3-28-2013 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have MODERATE avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.  Heightened avalanche conditions in specific terrain features exist.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully to identify features of concern. The dreaded “trace to 2″” has reared it’s head for both today and then once again […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday March 27, 2013

Date: March 27, 2013
This advisory expires at midnight 3-27-2013 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. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely, however, watch for unstable […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 3-26-2013

Date: March 26, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, March 26, 2013. 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. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely, however, […]

Avalanche advisory for March 25, 2013

Date: March 25, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, March 25, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine has  CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger today.  The Sluice, the Lip, Center Bowl and Chute have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. All other forecast areas in Tuckerman Ravine have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 3-24-2013

Date: March 24, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, March 24, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine has  CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. All forecast areas in Tuckerman Ravine have Considerable avalanche danger. The Little Headwall has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely in that location. Huntington Ravine […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 3-23-2013

Date: March 23, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, March 23, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine has HIGH and CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger today. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist; travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Right Gully, the Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have HIGH avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. Lobster Claw, […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 3-22-2013

Date: March 22, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, March 22, 2013. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have MODERATE avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Heightened avalanche conditions exist. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify features of concern. The only exception is the Little Headwall, which has Low […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday March 21, 2013

Date: March 21, 2013
This advisory expires at Midnight 3-21-2013 Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger.  The Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, and Left Gully have Considerable avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  The Lobsterclaw, Right Gully, the Sluice, Hillmans Highway, The Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall have Moderate avalanche danger. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday March 20, 2013

Date: March 20, 2013
Expires at midnight, Wednesday 3-20-2013 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have HIGH avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely.  Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is NOT recommended. As of midnight on this first day of “Spring” the summit of Mount Washington received 16” (41cm) of new […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Date: March 19, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight tonight. Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding, and conservative decision-making are essential. It’s ironic, isn’t it? On the last day of winter 2013, what will likely be […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday 3-18-2013

Date: March 18, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight tonight. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Sluice, the Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute all have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.  All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for March 17, 2013

Date: March 17, 2013
This advisory expires at midnight tonight. Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches likely. All forecast areas are rated Considerable except for Hillmans Highway and the Little Headwall which have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Thin ice covers areas of […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday March 16th, 2013

Date: March 16, 2013
Expires at midnight Tuckerman Ravine has High and Considerable avalanche danger.  The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have High avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist and travel in avalanche terrain which includes runout paths is not recommended.  The Lobsterclaw, Right Gully, Left […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday March 15th, 2013

Date: March 15, 2013
This advisory expires at midnight Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Dangerous avalanches conditions exist.  Conservative decision making is essential. The summit received 7.2” (18cm) of low density 6.25% snow in the past 24 hours. Frank and I were impressed by the variety […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, March 14, 2013

Date: March 14, 2013
Expires at midnight Thursday, 3-14-2013 Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger today.  The Sluice, the Lip Center Bowl have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. All other forecast areas in Tuckerman Ravine have Moderate avalanche danger with the exception of the Little Headwall which has Low […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday 3-13-2013

Date: March 13, 2013
(We apologize for the advisory’s late internet posting. Due to riming and dense fog our wireless internet connection was down on the mountain. In addition, other computer issues complicated this primary problem.  On mountain hard copies were posted on time.) This advisory expires at midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have LOW avalanche danger. Natural and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 3-12-2013

Date: March 12, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE  avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. The Little Headwall has HIGH avalanche danger. Travel in the Little Headwall is not recommended. If you take nothing else from this advisory, take this advice: stay away from avalanche terrain […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, February 28, 2013

Date: February 28, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, February 28, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable avalanche danger. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, the Sluice, the Lip, the Center Bowl, the Chute, Left Gully, Hillman’s Highway, and the Lower Snowfields have Considerable avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. The Little Headwall has Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday February 27, 2013

Date: February 27, 2013
Expires at Midnight Wednesday 2-27-2013 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines will have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Dangerous avalanche conditions will develop making conservative decision making essential.  The only exception to this is the Lower Snowfields and the Little Headwall which will have Moderate avalanche danger where natural avalanches […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday 2-26-2013

Date: February 26, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, February 26, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, the Sluice, the Lip, the Center Bowl, and the Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Left Gully, Hillman’s Highway, the Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, February 25, 2013

Date: February 25, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, February 25, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine will have CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger today. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding, and conservative decision making are essential. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Sluice, the Lip, Center Headwall have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Chute, […]