Valdez

Forecast as of 10/28/2019 at 08:00 and expires on 10/29/2019

Above 4,000ftNone

2,000 to 4,000ftNone

Below 2,000ftNone

Degrees of Avalanche Danger

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Avalanche Problems

Problem 1

Storm Snow:

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.

Rain to the ridgetops Oct.29 is triggering wet loose avalanches above 3000′ in steep terrain.

A rain on snow event triggered several wet loose avalanches in the maritime-intermountain alpine Oct.9-10. 

Weather

The most recent NWS rec Forecast can be found HERE:

Oct.28 Satellite image showing tropical flow.

 

Additional Information

Significant storm snow is accumulating above the rain line.

Observations from Sunday Oct.27 at Little Odyssey showed an upside-right uniform snowpack with an average snow depth of about 2 feet/60cm. 

Announcements

Regular forecasts will resume in December 2019. Your observations are invaluable to provide increased safety throughout the advisory area!

Share your field observations with the community HERE.  

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.