Avalanche Forecast Archives

2012 – 2013 Season

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday 1-17-2013

Date: January 17, 2013
Expires at midnight Thursday 1-17-2013 Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE, MODERATE, and LOW avalanche danger.  The Lip, Center Bowl and Chute have Considerable avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Right Gully, the Sluice, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday 1-16-2013

Date: January 16, 2013
Expires at midnight Wednesday 1-16-2013 Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger.  The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully and Hillmans’s Highway will have Moderate avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.  The Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Lower Snowfields and the Little Headwall all have Low avalanche […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 1-15-2013

Date: January 15, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, January 15, 2013. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine have Low avalanche danger today. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Well there isn’t really all that much to say about snow stability today. Friday through Monday of this past weekend were incredibly warm. In fact, Mt. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 1-14-2013

Date: January 14, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, January 14, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Low avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, and Center Bowl have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 1-13-2013

Date: January 13, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, January 13, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable, Moderate, and Low avalanche danger today. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute all have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, and Left Gully have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 1-12-2013

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

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 […]