Cordova

Forecast as of 12/30/2018 at 12:00 and expires on 01/02/2019

Above 2,000ftConsiderable

1,000 to 2,000ftModerate

Below 1,000ftLow

Degrees of Avalanche Danger

Avalanche Problems

Weather

Over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen snow down to sea level and rain to our local peaks. The result has been a little ice and slush at sea level, 2 feet of dense snow at the top of the ski hill, and twice as much in the upper mountains.

Weather models continue to be inconsistent. However, expect a series of strong storms today through Tuesday. Snow will change over to rain tonight as the freezing line climbs above our local peaks. Precipitation will be heavy at times. Strong east wind will transport available snow to western aspects. Wet avalanche activity will probably occur in the upper mountains. Our shallow snow pack should keep activity from reaching lower elevations. Backcountry users should avoid cornices and steep wind loaded slopes above tree line.