Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 4th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is below threshold. Known problems include Wind Slabs.

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Evaluate your line for wind slabs before committing to larger features.

Summary

Confidence

Moderate

Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches reported.

Snowpack Summary

At upper elevations, 10 to 50 cm of dry snow has been redistributed by shifting winds. This snow appears to be bonding well to an underlying crust, reaching up to 1500 m in White Pass and 1200 m in the Wheaton area.

Weather Summary

Sunday night

Mostly cloudy with a trace of snow possible. South ridgetop wind 70 easing to 30 km/h. Treeline temperature -8 °C.

Monday

Cloudy with sunny breaks and a trace of snow possible. Southwest ridgetop wind 20 km/h. Treeline temperature around -6 °C.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy with a trace of snow possible. Ridgetop wind southwest switching northeast 10 to 30 km/h. Treeline temperature around -10 °C.

Wednesday

A mix of sun and cloud. North ridgetop wind 20 to 30 km/h. Treeline temperature around -14 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.
  • Start on smaller terrain features and gather information before committing to bigger terrain.
  • Back off if you encounter whumpfing, hollow sounds, or shooting cracks.

Problems

Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Recent winds have shifted around the rose, redistributing surface snow into wind slabs on a variety of aspects. Wind slabs will be most reactive where they are fresh.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Feb 5th, 2024 4:00PM