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Tuesday, November 10 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Mt. Washington Avalanche Center's Daily Advisory and the National Avalanche Map

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Jonathan Hall*

This volunteer project, in its 2nd year for the US Forest Service (Androscoggin District, White Mtn Nat'l Forest, Gorham, NH), started as an Avalanche Path Mapping project, using ArcMap with hi-res digital aerial photography and GPS tracks to delineate avalanche paths in Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine on Mount Washington, New Hampshire. The Mt Washington Avalanche Center's daily advisory has been integrated with the USFS National Avalanche Map, http://national-map.jhavalanche.org. Using PHP, a WordPress plug-in was developed for MWAC's website, adding custom admin controls and database fields to store avalanche hazard ratings in the MySQL Post_Meta table, and updating the RSS feed to publish a daily hazard rating. A polygon for Tuckerman & Huntington Ravines was added to the national map's geoJSON Google Map overlay, and the daily advisory posts from New Hampshire update the Forest Service's National Avalanche Map, showing the current color-coded avalanche forecast for Mount Washington... A free "Avalanche Forecasts" mobile app for IOS and Android, AvalancheForecasts.com, now uses that daily MWAC RSS feed to show the Tuckerman & Huntington Ravines avalanche forecast. Future development for the 2016 season include MWAC avalanche forecast polygons for 18 gullies with individual XML feeds, overlayed in a Google Map with current weather conditions from the Mount Washington Observatory's summit and regional weather stations; and a 3-D map using the Cesium javascript library, combining the MWAC & MWObs overlays with a choice of base maps, including Bing Maps aerial imagery, ESRI's World Image Server...; a Steep Slopes Analysis overlay of avalanche terrain in the WMNF, generated with Spatial Analyst;


Jonathan Hall

Randolph Mountain Club

Tuesday November 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Lake Champlain A

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