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UPDATE -- New Information From Mt. Washington Avalanche That Claimed One Life

Credit: US Forest Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
New information has been given concerning the fatal avalanche that took place yesterday, April 11, on Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.

Initial reports said the avalanche was on Tuckerman Ravine, a popular backcountry area at Mt. Washington. Updated information has put the avalanche at Raymond's Cataract, which is northeast of Tuckerman Ravine.

The U.S. Forest Service's Mount Washington Avalanche Center (MWAC) has also given out more information via Instagram, which includes an estimate of the victim being buried for 1.5 to 2 hours.


As of today, April 12, the MWAC has said there is MODERATE Avalanche Danger in their morning forecast.

Avalanche Forecast for Friday, April 12, 2019

Sunshine, light wind, and warming temperatures made for a beautiful day in the mountains yesterday. Current temps around the range this morning are 23F at the summit, 26F at Gray Knob, and 25F at Hermit Lake.

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