November 26 update

Issued: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 8AM

Expires: Tue, Nov 27, 2018

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.

Above 2,500ft None

1,800 to 2,500ft None

Below 1,800ft None

Degrees of Avalanche Danger ?

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

Avalanche Danger Rose ?

Avalanche Problems ?

Problem Details

November 21 Valdez received 1/4″ water, then Nov.25, another 3/4″ fell as rain/snow mix down low. This new storm snow may be sitting on surface hoar that formed last week (pre-Thanksgiving.)

Recent Avalanche Activity

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

Recent Weather

Northeast wind transporting Nov.24 snow.

Additional Info & Media

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Sarah Carter

Forecaster: Sarah Carter