Valdez

Forecast as of 11/19/2019 at 08:00 and expires on 11/20/2019

Above 4,000ftConsiderable

2,000 to 4,000ftModerate

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

No new activity observed yet.

Weather

The most recent NWS rec Forecast can be found HERE:

Nov.19 Upper level low shaping up to be another atmospheric river pulling moisture up toward PWS, hitting the cooler ridge sitting over the interior. 

 

Additional Information

Significant storm snow is accumulating down to sea-level with temperatures forecast to rise, producing rain later in the storm (Wednesday-Thursday).

 

Announcements

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.