Hatcher Pass

Forecast as of 12/30/2018 at 07:00 am and expires on 12/31/2018

Above 3,500ft Considerable

2,500 to 3,500ft Considerable

Below 2,500ftLow

Degrees of Avalanche Danger

Problem Details

BOTTOM LINE

The avalanche hazard has risen to  CONSIDERABLE today.

Recent new snow, strong winds and heavy wind loading will overload weak layers in the snowpack. Expects natural avalanches possible and human triggered avalanches likely at mid to upper elevations.


Problems: PERSISTENT SLAB, WIND SLAB, LOOSE DRY

Expect heavy wind loading to trigger natural activity, and activate weak layers in the snowpack today through tomorrow.

Now is a good time to avoid avalanche terrain. Avoid terrain traps, see yesterday's advisory for more details, such as recent avalanches.

 

 

 

Pictured below: remotely triggered avalanche on 12/28/2018. See previous forecast for more details.

 

Avalanche Activity

A remotely triggered avalanche occurred yesterday, 12/28, on the SE face of Hatch Peak. See more details in the observation HERE.

A small, human triggered wind slab avalanche was reported on Sunday 12/23. See observations HERE.

No other avalanches have been reported.

Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NWS Rec Forecast HERE


State Parks Snow Report and Motorized Access information HERE

Additional Information

TREND

As strong winds continue, expect the avalanche hazard to continue to increase. Expect natural avalanches and human triggered avalanches to become more likely.

See yesterday's avalanche advisory HERE.

 

Alerts

BOTTOM LINE

The avalanche hazard has risen to  CONSIDERABLE today.

Recent new snow, strong winds and heavy wind loading will overload weak layers in the snowpack. Expects natural avalanches possible at mid to upper elevations.

See yesterday's advisory HERE.

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Announcements

Mark your calendars for the annual Hatcher Pass Avalanche Workshop coming up on Saturday January 19th.