Avalanche Forecast Archives

2013 – 2014 Season

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday January 8, 2014

Date: January 8, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 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. All other forecast areas of Tuckerman have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Unstable […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday 1-7-2014

Date: January 7, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Low avalanche danger today. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. All other forecast areas of Tuckerman have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 1-6-2014

Date: January 6, 2014
Expires at 12:00 midnight Monday 1-6-2014. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Low avalanche danger. Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, the Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger.  Natural and human […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 1-5-2014

Date: January 5, 2014
Expires at 12:00 midnight Sunday 1-5-2014 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, the Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 1-4-2014

Date: January 4, 2014
Expires at 12:00 midnight Saturday 1-4-2014 Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Low avalanche danger. Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely in these areas. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, the Lower Snowfields, and the Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, January 3, 2014

Date: January 3, 2014
This advisory expires at midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has HIGH, CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully and Hillman’s Highway 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.  Right Gully has […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, January 2, 2014

Date: January 2, 2014
This advisory expires at midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, the Chute, Left Gully and Hillman’s Highway have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Lower Snowfields, and Little Headwall have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday January 1, 2014

Date: January 1, 2014
This advisory expires at midnight Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, the Chute, Left Gully and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Lower Snowfields, and Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 12-31-2013

Date: December 31, 2013
Expires at 12:00 midnight Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Chute, Left Gully, Lower Snowfields, and Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. Natural […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday 12-30-2013

Date: December 30, 2013
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, Monday December 30, 2013 The Lion Head Summer Trail is now closed. Please use the Lion Head Winter Route. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have HIGH avalanche danger today. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday 12-29-2013

Date: December 29, 2013
This advisory expires today at midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Lower Snowfields and Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. Natural and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday December 28th, 2013

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

Avalanche Advisory for December 27, 2013

Date: December 27, 2013
This advisory expires today at midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate  avalanche danger.   Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Considerable avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Lower Snowfields and Little Headwall have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday December 26th, 2013

Date: December 26, 2013
This advisory expires today at midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines will have MODERATE avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.   This pertains to all forecast areas except Tuckerman’s Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Lower Snowfields and Little Headwall as well as Huntington’s North, Damnation and Yale which all have Low […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, 12-25-2013

Date: December 25, 2013
Expires at 12:00 midnight Wednesday, December 25, 2013. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger today. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. AVALANCHE PROBLEM:  The existing snowpack is quite stable; very few avalanche problems currently exist on Mt. Washington. Other mountain hazards will play a […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 12-24-2013

Date: December 24, 2013
Expires at 12:00 midnight Tuesday, December 24, 2013. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger today. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: Be aware of the potential for isolated pockets of windslab today. Last night the summit received 1.6” of new snow […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 12-23-2013

Date: December 23, 2013
Expires at 12:00 midnight Monday 12/23/2013 All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger today. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: The lump of coal that Santa delivered us in advance of Christmas came in the form of a late December thaw event. The peak […]

Avalanche Advisory for December 22, 2013

Date: December 21, 2013
Based on the anticipated power outages due to the ice storm, MWAC is posting this forecast Saturday afternoon for Sunday based on early weather forecasts and good model confidence.   Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Dangerous avalanche conditions exist requiring careful snowpack evaluation. Cautious route-finding and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 12-21-2013

Date: December 21, 2013
Expires at Midnight Saturday 12-21-2013 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Dangerous avalanche conditions exist requiring careful snowpack evaluation. Cautious route-finding and conservative decision making is essential.  AVALANCHE PROBLEM: Today’s avalanche problem has transitioned to Wet Slabs from Thursday and Friday’s focus on Wind Slab.  Higher than predicted water amounts yesterday gave […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday December 20th, 2013

Date: December 20, 2013
Expires at Midnight Friday 12-20-2013 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. Sluice and Left Gully have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.  All other areas have […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, December 19, 2013

Date: December 19, 2013
Expires at 12:00 Midnight, Thursday, December 19, 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. Sluice, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, 12-18-2013

Date: December 18, 2013
Expire Wednesday at midnight 12-18-2013 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Bowl, Chute and Left Gully have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. All other areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch for unstable snow in isolated […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday 12-16-2013

Date: December 16, 2013
Expires at 12:00 midnight Monday 12/16/2013 Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable, Moderate and Low avalanche danger. Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute and Left Gully have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely in these areas. Hillman’s Highway has Moderate avalanche danger. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully in Hillman’s. Lobster Claw, […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday 12-15-2013

Date: December 15, 2013
Expires at Midnight Sunday 12/15/2013 This is the initial 5-scale avalanche danger rating forecast for the season.  You will now see daily advisories.  Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Dangerous avalanche conditions exist.  Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding and conservative decision making […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, December 13, 2013

Date: December 13, 2013
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours Unless updated this advisory expires at 12:00 midnight Sunday, December 15, 2013 This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines. General Advisories are issued when isolated instabilities exist within the forecast areas. Forecasts using the 5-scale danger rating […]

General Avalanche Advisory, Wednesday, 12-11-2013

Date: December 11, 2013
Expires at 12:00 midnight Friday 12-13-2013. This is an early season General 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 rating system will begin when snowfields and bed surfaces become more developed. Please remember that avalanche activity may occur before the […]

General Avalanche Advisory, Sunday 12-08-2013

Date: December 8, 2013
Expires at 12:00 midnight Tuesday 12-10-2013. This is an early season General 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 rating system will begin when snowfields and bed surfaces become more developed. Please remember that avalanche activity may occur before the […]

General Avalanche Advisory, Thursday 12-05-2013

Date: December 5, 2013
Expires at Midnight Saturday 12-07-2013 This is the initial GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for the 2013-2014 season.  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. However, there are snowfields that are growing in size […]

A Wet Storm and an Arctic Freeze.

Date: November 28, 2013
The first substantial Nor’easter screamed through our region in the 36 hours before Thanksgiving.  A brief shot of snow was followed by substantial icing at the upper elevations and then heavy rain.  Total water for the event was between 2.4″ (6cm) and 2.6″ (6.6cm) of melt depending on elevation.  Ravine temperatures hovered in the mid […]