Cordova

Forecast as of 03/14/2019 at 17:00 and expires on 03/16/2019

Above 2,000ftConsiderable

1,000 to 2,000ftModerate

Below 1,000ftLow

Degrees of Avalanche Danger

Avalanche Problems

Weather

Last Sunday and Monday brought over 2 inches of water, with the freezing line around 1500 feet. This translated into 2 feet of new snow in the upper mountains. Moderate to strong east wind loaded western aspects. A few medium to large avalanches occurred, though lack of snow in lower elevations limited runout distances. After a brief break Tuesday, we received another inch of water in the last 24 hours. Again the freezing line fluctuated around 1500 feet, and east wind blew strong.

Expect precipitation to taper briefly, allowing the snow pack to start stabilizing. Another storm, however, looks to bring over 2 inches of water Friday night through Saturday. The freezing line will probably climb and so will the avalanche hazard,