Valdez

Forecast Expired

Above 3,000ftModerate

1,500 to 3,000ftModerate

Below 1,500ftLow

Degrees of Avalanche Danger

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Avalanche Problems

Problem 1

Persistent Slab:

Likelihood:

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

Size:

  • Historic
  • Very Large
  • Large
  • Small

Trend

  • Increasing
  • Steady
  • Decreasing

Problem 2

Wind Slab:

Likelihood:

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

Size:

  • Historic
  • Very Large
  • Large
  • Small

Trend

  • Increasing
  • Steady
  • Decreasing

Avalanche Activity

Please share your field observations including signs of stable snow HERE

No significant slab activity observed from the Thanksgiving storm. A few dry loose in the steeps above 3000′.

A few south facing glide releases in the port area around 4000′.

Weather

The most recent NWS rec Forecast can be found HERE:

Snow flurries accumulating up to 6″ by Sat. Dec.7. Temperatures warming.

 

Additional Information

Storm Totals – water equivalent measured at Blueberry Weather Plot in town:

Oct.9-11   2.37″

Oct.23-Nov.2   7.03″ .  High temp 44F Oct.26

Nov.13-23   8.25″ .  Hight temp 39  Nov.16

Nov.27-Dec.2  2.9″  . High temp 35 Dec.2

Announcements

Come relax and join us for dinner.,.doorprizes for those who renew their memberships.

Get your winter brain on by changing out your beacon batteries, practicing rescue skills with your riding buddies, and thinking about how you will plan and prepare to make good decisions in the backcountry this winter.

Winter forecasts for 2019-2o2o will be published Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning Dec.13, until then we will give updates as warranted. Sharing your observations is invaluable to our mountain users! Drop your avalanche, weather, and snow photos and observations HERE.