Avalanche Warning Issued For Mount Washington

by Christian Mower on February 14, 2017

Sargent’s Purchase, NH – Officials are warning outdoor enthusiasts of increased Avalanche danger on Mount Washington. The Mount Washington Avalanche Center issued the warning saying that there is Considerable danger of Storm Slab avalanches from 17” of new snow last night.

The notice said that as “wind ramps up from the north, rapid loading of slopes with a southern through eastern aspect will occur and build large and dangerous wind slabs. These slabs will release naturally and most likely run far into flat areas like the floor of Tuckerman Ravine and the Fan in Huntington, as well as through avalanche paths in adjacent areas like the Gulf of Slides.”

For the full report and update information about avalanche on the northeast’s highest peak visit mountWashingtonavalanchecenter.org.