Numerous dry loose avalanches have been observed on all aspects above 3000′ on steep slopes.
This week’s weather at 3550′:
Temperatures averaged 10°F, with a low of 1°F and a high of 16°F.
There was 1/3rd” of new snow overnight.
This week’s weather at 4500′:
Temperatures averaged 7°F, with a low of 3°F and a high of 11°F.
Winds averaged variable 3 mph, max 9 mph. Gusts averaged variable 6 mph, max gust 13 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 12, 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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