Issued: Jan 29th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Loose Wet., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Rain has heavily saturated the snowpack at all elevations. Snow continues to melt at an alarming rate at lower elevations.
Observations from alpine terrain in this forecast region have been limited. We suspect that natural wet avalanches have been occurring at all elevations.
The snowpack is becoming fully saturated with water, as rain continues to fall. Below treeline the snowpack is disappearing.
Cloudy with 10 to 30 mm of rain, south alpine winds 60 to 90 km/h, freezing level 2400 m.
Cloudy with 0 to 3 mm of rain, southeast alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, freezing level 2400 m.
Cloudy with 30 to 60 mm of rain, southeast alpine winds 40 to 60 km/h, freezing level 2400 m.
Cloudy with 5 to 10 mm of rain, southeast alpine winds 30 to 50 km/h, freezing level 1800 m.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- A moist or wet snow surface, pinwheeling and natural avalanches are all indicators of a weakening snowpack.
- The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.
The possibility for wet loose avalanches continues in steep terrain where the snow surface is wet and slushy.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 30th, 2024 4:00PM