Yesterday visibility was extremely poor for observing avalanche activity.
2/18 – A large rumble was heard near the Independence Mine indicating a large avalanche release on Skyscraper Mountain. Visibility was extremely poor all day.
2/17 – a couple reports indicated natural avalanche activity on Marmot Mountain’s South aspect and in the Martin Mine area. Again visibility was a limitation, but a large natural avalanche appeared to leave debris at the base of the Martin Mine area near the Independence Mine Bowl.
Storm totals we have been tracking at Independence Mine
2/16-17 – 5.5″
2/17-18 – 14″
2/18-19 – 5-6″
Total approximate accumulation 25.5″
NWS Rec Forecast HERE
NWS point forecast HERE
State Parks Snow Report and Motorized Access information HERE
TREND – The avalanche hazard will remain the same through today and will rise again tomorrow with a new storm system bringing more snow.
The road was plowed yesterday to Goldmint. It is not expected to be plowed today as new snow in town has reset the plow clock. Priority roads need to be cleared before plows can make it to Hatcher Pass. The plows would like to get a single pass up to the top of the road, but resources are limited today. Any new snow in town, will reset the plow clock again.