Valdez

Forecast as of 2018-11-26 at 08:00 am and expires on 2018-11-27

Above 4,000ftNone

2,000 to 4,000ftNone

Below 2,000ftNone

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

Storm Snow:

Likelihood:

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

Size:

  • Historic
  • Very Large
  • Large
  • Small

Trend

  • Increasing
  • Steady
  • Decreasing

Avalanche Activity

Human triggered storm slab avalanche activity reported over the Thanksgiving weekend:

Weather

Northeast wind transporting Nov.24 snow.

Announcements

Early season instabilities exist: wind slab and storm snow buried Nov.21 surface hoar. Recognize avalanche terrain and make a riding plan that avoids new slab built by northeast wind. Regular weekend forecasts (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) will begin in December. In the meantime, remember to renew your Valdez Avalanche Center membership and share your observations.