Natural wind slab avalanches from last weekend’s wind event were spotted on Monday.
Natural wind slab avalanche on west aspect of ridgeline between Skyscraper and Granite Mtns.
Natural wind slab avalanche on east aspect in cross loaded gully directly north of Martin Gully
Weather at 3450′ since Saturday 1/12:
Temperatures averaged 28°F, with a low of 14°F and a high of 34°F.
There has been no new precipitation.
Weather at 4500′ since Saturday 1/12:
Temperatures averaged 25°F, with a low of 10°F and a high of 32°F.
Winds averaged SE 8 mph, max 21 mph. Gusts averaged SE 14 mph, max gust 43 mph.
Stay tuned to the NOAA point forecast for an updated weather forecast each day. The best way to see if it’s snowing in Hatcher Pass is to look at the webcam snow stake HERE and the Independence Mine SNOTEL site HERE
State Parks Snow Report and Motorized Access information can be found here.
This information is a Conditions Update. Danger ratings are only issued with avalanches advisories. The next avalanche advisory is scheduled for Saturday January 19, 2019. s
TODAY’S BOTTOM LINE:
While the likelihood of triggering a slab avalanche is decreasing slowly with time, there is still a possibility of triggering an avalanche large enough to bury, injure, or kill a person. Avoid terrain traps as they amplify the consequences if a slope slides.
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