Above 2,500ft Moderate
1,800 to 2,500ft Low
Below 1,800ft Low
Degrees of Avalanche Danger
Avalanche Danger Rose
Recent Avalanche ActivityNo new observations
Recent WeatherA foot of snow fell Friday October 21 at Thompson Pass. Strong winds over the weekend have scoured all windward slopes to ground, loaded gullies and created lee slope hard slabs.
Additional Info & Media
|SNOW HISTORY:||Valdez 10/? AM||Thompson Pass 10/25 AM|
|Current Snow Depth||?″||4″|
|24 Hour Snow / Water Equiv.||0” /0″||0″ / 0″|
|Storm Snow / Water Equiv. (10/21)||?” / ?”||12″ / 1″|
|October Snow / Water Equiv.||?″ / ?″||23″ / 2.3″|
|Total Winter Snowfall / Water Equiv.||?″ / ?”||23″ / 2.3″|
|Snowload in Valdez||~|
|SNOW DEPTH & WATER SURVEY (date)||Depth||Snow Water Equivalent|
|Milepost 2.5 Valdez||?″||?″|
|Milepost 29 Worthington Flats||?″||?″|
|Milepost 37 Tsaina River bridge||?″||?″|
|This survey is done the first week of each month.|
- NWS forecast for Northeast Prince William Sound <here>
- NOAA NWS spot forecast for Thompson Pass <here>
- Valdez Glacier UAF weather station at 6600 feet <data here> <map here>.
- Thompson Pass weather <here>.
- Further weather resources <here>
SNOW CLIMATE ZONES:
- Maritime (Coastal) – from the Port of Valdez to Thompson Pass, all waters flowing into Valdez Arm and everything south of Marshall Pass.
- Inter-mountain (Transitional) – between Thompson Pass and Rendezvous Lodge.
- Continental (Interior) – the dry north side of the Chugach (north of 46 Mile, including the Tonsina River).
Photo of Thompson Pass <here>
Run map of some of the forecast area <here>
NEWS: Our region is “one of the snowiest places on earth” – Serendipity / Rendezvous snowfall record set in 1963 <here>.
Free smart phone avalanche forecasts at: http://www.