Haines Avalanche Center

Forecast as of 04/02/2020 at 8:00 am and expires on 04/02/2020

Above 2,500ftNone

1,500 to 2,500ftNone

Below 1,500ftNone

Degrees of Avalanche Danger

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Avalanche Problems

Problem 1

Wind Slab:

Likelihood:

  • Almost Certain
  • Very Likely
  • Likely
  • Possible
  • Unlikely

Size:

  • Historic
  • Very Large
  • Large
  • Small

Trend

  • Increasing
  • Steady
  • Decreasing

Problem 2

Falling Cornice:

Likelihood:

  • Almost Certain
  • Very Likely
  • Likely
  • Possible
  • Unlikely

Size:

  • Historic
  • Very Large
  • Large
  • Small

Trend

  • Increasing
  • Steady
  • Decreasing

Problem 3

Deep Slab:

Likelihood:

  • Almost Certain
  • Very Likely
  • Likely
  • Possible
  • Unlikely

Size:

  • Historic
  • Very Large
  • Large
  • Small

Trend

  • Increasing
  • Steady
  • Decreasing

Weather

We have had mostly clear and cold weather for the last 2 weeks, with strong NW winds for several days. These winds redistributed a lot of snow in windy alpines areas. Looking forward, temperatures remain on the cool side, but strong solar radiation is increasing each day. Some clouds will move through Friday, leading to a gorgeous weekend with clearing and warmer weather. Next week looks like it could be snowy.

   Snow Depth [in] Last 24-hr Snow/SWE [in] Last 3-days Snow/SWE [in]  Today’s Freezing Level [ft]  Today’s Winds Next 24-hr Snow/SWE
Mount Ripinsky @ treeline
 ~120″ 0″ / 0.00* 0″ / 0.00 * 0 Light, NW 0″ / 0.00    *
Flower Mountain @ treeline
 68″ 0″ / 0.00* 0″ / 0.00* 0 Light, NW 0″ / 0.00    *
Chilkat Pass @ 3,100ft
 22″ 0″ / 0.00* 0″ / 0.00* 0 Light, NW 0″ / 0.00   *

( *star means meteorological estimate )

Additional Information

Do a beacon check with your partners at the trailhead to ensure everyone is beeping and familiar with their equipment. Do a rescue practice / beacon practice at home. ALWAYS wear a beacon, shovel, and probe, and KNOW HOW TO USE THEM!

Announcements

Due to the shutdowns, the lack of travel, and the lack of funding, April 2nd is our last update for this season.  Click the -Full Forecast- button below for more details. Please keep submitting your observations to keep everyone informed. We also recommend greatly reducing your risk exposure if you head out to eliminate the chances of needing rescue/support during the pandemic.