Issued: Mar 29th, 2023 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Loose Wet., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features - lingering pockets of wind slab in extreme terrain and steep sunny slopes becoming moist in the afternoon.
Our field team observed small loose wet avalanches out of steep south aspects near Mt Cain on Wednesday.
If you head into the backcountry, consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network!
Moist snow or a crust exists on the surface on steep southerly aspects and below 1600 m. On other aspects above 1600 m, 10-30 cm of snow from last week has been redistributed by easterly wind.
The mid and lower snowpack are well consolidated and strong.
Clear. Light westerly wind. Alpine low -1 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.
Increasing cloud. Light southerly wind. Alpine high 0 °C. Freezing level 1300 m.
5-10 cm of new snow. Moderate to strong southwest wind. Alpine high -1 °C. Freezing level 1000 m.
Around 5 cm of new snow. Moderate southwest wind. Alpine high -2 °C. Freezing level 800 m.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Use caution above cliffs and terrain traps where even small avalanches may have severe consequences.
- Rocks will heat up with daytime warming and may become trigger points for loose wet avalanches
- Watch for unstable snow on specific terrain features, especially when the snow is moist or wet.
Warm temperatures and strong sun may create wet loose avalanches in steep south-facing terrain.
Aspects: South East, South, South West.
Elevations: All elevations.
Valid until: Mar 30th, 2023 4:00PM