Avalanche Forecast Archives

2014 – 2015 Season

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, January 16, 2015

Date: January 16, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. 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. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely, although unstable snow in isolated terrain […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, January 15, 2015

Date: January 15, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. 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. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely, although unstable snow in isolated terrain […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Date: January 14, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. 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. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely, although unstable snow in isolated terrain […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Date: January 13, 2015
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. 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. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely, although unstable snow in isolated terrain […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, January 12, 2015

Date: January 12, 2015
All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered avalanches are likely. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding and conservative decision-making are essential. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: 2-4″ (5-10cm) of new snow today on west winds will create new Wind Slabs in our terrain. The total amount of snowfall will determine the likelihood for these slabs […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Date: December 31, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are very unlikely and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. Unstable snow may exist in isolated terrain features – use caution in these locations. AVALANCHE […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Date: December 30, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are very unlikely and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. Unstable snow may exist in isolated terrain features – use caution in these locations. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: Avalanche problems today are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday December 29, 2014

Date: December 29, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered avalanches are likely. Careful snowpack and weather evaluation, cautious route-finding, and conservative decision making are essential.  All other forecast areas have […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, December 28, 2014

Date: December 28, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger today. Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl Chute and  Left Gully have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered avalanches are likely. Careful snowpack and weather evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision making are essential.  All other forecast areas have […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, December 27, 2014

Date: December 27, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have LOW avalanche danger.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: The potential for isolated areas of Wind slab should be remembered today, but generally this should be a remote issue.  Since the thaw and rain on Tuesday […]

Avalanche Advisory for December 26, 2014

Date: December 26, 2014
Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have LOW avalanche danger.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features.  AVALANCHE PROBLEMS: The potential for isolated areas of Wind slab is the problem to have eyes open for today.  Some scant snow yesterday and some isolated upslope snow showers today may be enough for high […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, December 25, 2014

Date: December 25, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Considerable avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist and conservative decision making is essential. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: Wet Slabs are the #1 avalanche problem today.  Record breaking heat coupled with rain continues to saturate our snowpack with […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Date: December 24, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines will have HIGH avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended which includes runout paths. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: Wet Slabs are the main avalanche problem today.  Several inches […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Date: December 23, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Considerable danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Cautious route finding and conservative decision making are essential. The Lobster Claw and Right Gully have Moderate […]

Avalanche Advisory for December 22, 2014

Date: December 22, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. 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 to identify heightened avalanche conditions and features of concern. All other forecast areas have […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, December 21, 2014

Date: December 21, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. 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 to identify heightened avalanche conditions and features of concern. All other forecast areas have […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, December 20, 2014

Date: December 20, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute and Left Gully have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Evaluate the snow and terrain carefully to identify heightened avalanche conditions and features of concern. All other […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, December 19, 2014

Date: December 19, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute and Left Gully have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision making are essential. All other forecast areas have Moderate avalanche danger. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Date: December 18, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has HIGH and CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute and Left Gully have High avalanche danger.  Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. All other forecast areas have Considerable avalanche danger. Dangerous avalanche conditions […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Date: December 17, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine currently have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch for unstable snow in isolated terrain features which may be capable of producing small avalanches. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: Today’s avalanche problem #1 will be small Wet Slabs. This will depend […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Date: December 16, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch for unstable snow in isolated terrain features which may be capable of producing small avalanches. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: Today’s avalanche problems will be any lingering pockets of wind slab or […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, December 15, 2014

Date: December 15, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, the Sluice, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Watch […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, December 14, 2014

Date: December 14, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, the Chute, and Left Gully have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Right Gully and Hillman’s Highway have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, December 13, 2014

Date: December 13, 2014
This advisory expires tonight at 12:00 midnight. Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Considerable avalanche danger. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making are essential. This is the initial Avalanche Advisory for the 2014-2015 season using the North American Public Avalanche Danger Scale (a.k.a. the “5-scale system.”) […]

General Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: December 11, 2014
Posted 9:00a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014. Expires at 12:00 midnight Saturday, December 13, 2014 unless updated based on a change of conditions. This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY.  A new General Advisory will be issued if conditions warrant or within 72 hours of this release. General Advisories are issued when isolated areas of unstable […]

Good news and bad news

Date: November 26, 2014
As promised, we’ve been keeping our eyes on Mt. Washington in hopes that late fall would get us off to a solid start. For a while it had looked promising; reports came in of people climbing ice in both ravines. So with high hopes, I set off up the trail yesterday looking to continue preseason preparations, but […]

Well it’s about time

Date: November 6, 2014
The upcoming winter is drawing ever more near. Today I noticed that northern Maine has a Winter Storm Warning issued for 5-10″ of snow, and the NWS forecasters are discussing heavy accumulations in the mountains of northern New Hampshire, too. We’ve still got a ways to go before the season really kicks into swing, but […]