Conditions Update, October 23, 2018

Issued: Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 8AM

Expires: Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Above 3,500ft None

2,500 to 3,500ft None

Below 2,500ft None

Degrees of Avalanche Danger ?

1. Low
2. Moderate
3. Considerable
4. High
5. Extreme

Avalanche Danger Rose ?

Avalanche Problems ?

Problem Details

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Weather

Additional Info & Media

The 2018-2019 HPAC Season is approaching.

Avalanche advisories will begin in late November or as conditions warrant.

Snow is already in the mountains at upper elevations, while the extended warm autumn weather brings rain and dryer conditions down low.

Thanks to all who have already posted observations. If you get out, please share by posting your pictures and observations HERE.

Early season avalanches happen. Early snow can be an exciting change and our first chance of the season to enjoy winter sports. Keep in mind that early snow often transitions to a persistent weak layer (PWL) that, once buried by more snow, can produce avalanches. Just about every year, someone is caught off guard in the early season, as we do not necessarily associate limited or very shallow snowpacks with avalanche danger.

Before you jump into the snow, it’s time to dust off your rescue gear!

Replace avalanche transceiver batteries, inspect for
corrosion, update firmware, test functionality

  • Ensure your shovels and probes are in working condition
  • Test your airbag
  • Bookmark the HPAC avalanche advisory page
  • Sign up for an avalanche class
  • Donate to your local avalanche center
Posted in HPAC Forecasts.
Jed Workman

Forecaster: Jed Workman