Issued: Jan 10th, 2024 4:00PM
Watch out for a touchy persistent slab problem, most prevalent below treeline in steep, sheltered areas. Lots of hidden hazards exist below treeline.
No natural avalanches observed today but poor visibility. Two size 2 persistent slab avalanches triggered remotely by field team today.
Up to 70 cm of storm snow overlies a facet and crust combo which exists in more sheltered areas. This overlies a melt freeze crust complex in the alpine and at treeline. Areas close to the divide have the best snow coverage.
Light snow with 5 - 10 cm possible, light NE winds with temperatures in the -25 to - 35°C range.
Skies clearing, light NE winds, temperature between -30 to -35°C
Clear skies, light to moderate NE winds, temperature between -30 to -35°C
For more info see: Mountain Weather Forecast.Friday
This problem will most likely be found in steep sheltered areas at treeline and below.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Treeline, Below Treeline.
This wind slab is now buried by 30 cm of new storm snow.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 13th, 2024 4:00PM