Issued: Jan 30th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Loose Wet., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
The onslaught continues, heavy rain has saturated the snowpack at all elevations.
Observations have been very limited, however, we are confident that a natural avalanche cycle has occurred and potentially continues with more rain and warm temperatures.
The snowpack has been heavily saturated by recent rainfall. The entire snowpack is likely isothermal in most areas.
At lower elevations, the snowpack continues to melt away at an alarming rate.
Partly cloudy with up to 5 mm of rain, southeast alpine winds 40 to 60 km/h, freezing levels around 2500 m.
Cloudy with 30 to 50 mm of rain, south alpine winds 40 to 60 km/h, freezing levels around 2100 m.
Cloudy with 5 to 15 mm of rain or wet snow at higher elevations, southeast alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, freezing levels around around 1600 m.
Cloudy with trace precipitation, south alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, freezing levels around 1400 m.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Avoid terrain traps such as gullies and cliffs where the consequence of any avalanche could be serious.
- The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.
- Loose avalanches may start small but they can grow and push you into dangerous terrain.
The entire snowpack has been saturated and weakened by rain and warm temperatures. Loose wet avalanches are most likely in steep or unsupported terrain features.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 31st, 2024 4:00PM