Southern Coos Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Avalanche Warning
Issued: 7:21 AM EDT Apr. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service Mount Washington avalanche center, Gorham NH.

The US Forest Service Mount Washington avalanche center has
issued a backcountry avalanche warning.

* Timing... in effect from 700 am until midnight Saturday.

* Affected area... the Cutler river drainage on the east side of
Mount Washington including forecast areas in Tuckerman and
Huntington ravines. Warning criteria may be met in other areas
outside those forecast by the avalanche center.

* Avalanche danger... natural avalanches are likely on higher
elevation, steep east facing slopes.

* Reason/impacts... 16 to 18 inches of new snowfall above four
thousand feet in the past two days, combined with 50 to 60 mph
winds has created the potential for large avalanches. Wind slabs
are likely to be very sensitive to human triggering.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...
stay off of... and out from underneath... steep east facing slopes
above four thousand feet in elevation.

Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

Consult the current avalanche advisory at
www.Mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.Org for more detailed
information.


Schwibs

721 am EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service Mount Washington avalanche center, Gorham NH.

The US Forest Service Mount Washington avalanche center has
issued a backcountry avalanche warning.

* Timing... in effect from 700 am until midnight Saturday.

* Affected area... the Cutler river drainage on the east side of
Mount Washington including forecast areas in Tuckerman and
Huntington ravines. Warning criteria may be met in other areas
outside those forecast by the avalanche center.

* Avalanche danger... natural avalanches are likely on higher
elevation, steep east facing slopes.

* Reason/impacts... 16 to 18 inches of new snowfall above four
thousand feet in the past two days, combined with 50 to 60 mph
winds has created the potential for large avalanches. Wind slabs
are likely to be very sensitive to human triggering.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...
stay off of... and out from underneath... steep east facing slopes
above four thousand feet in elevation.

Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

Consult the current avalanche advisory at
www.Mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.Org for more detailed
information.


Schwibs