Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center

Hatcher Pass Avalanche Forecast

Avalanche risk Issued: Sat, April 20th, 2024
ARCHIVED FORECAST - All forecasts expire after 24 hours from the posting date/time.
Although the forecast season has finished, the avalanche season has not.  Please read below for some tips on NAVIGATING THE BACKCOUNTRY IN SPRINGTIME and AVALANCHE PROBLEMS ON THE HORIZON.  Temperatures have risen significantly this week.  Expect the avalanche danger to be dynamic with the increase in daytime temperatures, multiple nights without a refreeze below 3500' and sunshine in the forecast.  Expect to see wet avalanches this weekend. Conditions will vary from frozen to breakable crust to corn and wet sloppy snow depending... (Read More)

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Current Weather

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Today

Today: Scattered showers before 10am, then a chance of rain between 10am and 1pm, then showers after 1pm.  High near 44. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.
High: 44 °F
Tonight

Tonight: Showers, mainly before 7pm.  Low around 37. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Low: 37 °F
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Memorial Day: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
High: 41 °F
Monday
Night
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.
Low: 35 °F
Tuesday

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
High: 42 °F
Tuesday
Night
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. South wind around 5 mph.
Low: 35 °F
Wednesday

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
High: 44 °F
Wednesday
Night
Wednesday Night: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Low: 35 °F
Thursday

Thursday: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
High: 44 °F
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