On April 12, 2020 we will transition to our spring forecasting schedule. We will issue daily avalanche forecasts for three regions of the Colorado mountains by 4:30 p.m. through May 31, 2020.
Below is an outline of the regional products and how to use them.
- You can find these products under the “Forecasts” menu option of the website. Links to these products will also be emailed out each afternoon and be available on the mobile app.
- There are three forecasts:
- Northern Mountains (Steamboat & Flat Tops, Vail/Summit, and Front Range Zones)
- Central Mountains (Grand Mesa, Aspen, Gunnison, and Sawatch zones)
- Southern Mountains (North San Juan, South San Juan, and Sangre zones)
- Each regional forecast contains a danger rating for tomorrow and a danger rating for the following day. The danger rating is the highest expected danger rating in the region for each day.
- Each regional product contains a forecast summary that describes the type of avalanches you may see, areas of concern, and things to watch for as you are traveling in avalanche terrain.
- Each regional product also has a tab with recent observations and weather data for that region. If you are in the mountains please Submit an Observation as the forecasters rely on those to get an accurate view of what is happening in the mountains throughout Colorado.
We hope you will find these products useful throughout the spring.