Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 30th, 2021 4:00PM

Fri Apr 30th Current Conditions
Alpine Below Threshold Treeline Below Threshold Below Treeline Below Threshold
Sat May 1st 2 Day Outlook
Alpine Below Threshold Treeline Below Threshold Below Treeline Below Threshold
Sun May 2nd 3 Day Outlook
Alpine Below Threshold Treeline Below Threshold Below Treeline Below Threshold

The alpine rating is below threshold, the treeline rating is below threshold, and the below treeline rating is below threshold.

Be aware that AVALANCHE HAZARD STILL REMAINS for hikers, skiers, and climbers alike at all elevations.

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Summary

Weather Forecast

Freezing levels are approaching 2600m Friday afternoon with SW winds in the strong range. Both winds and freezing levels are expected to drop over the next few days settling on light alpine winds and freezing levels at treeline with daytime heating (although higher with clearing on solar aspects) returning to valley bottom overnight by Sunday.

Snowpack Summary

Poor overnight crust recovery as of Friday April 30, with weak crusts on all aspects up to 2000m and moist snow up to 2500m on all aspects (higher on solar aspects). 10-20cm of settled dry snow in high Northerly terrain. Isolated pockets of wind slab may exist in the alpine. Persistent slab problems may linger in thin and shaded alpine areas.

Avalanche Summary

Only loose wet avalanche activity on all aspects in to the alpine has been observed or reported for the past few days as of Friday April 30 as temperatures reached higher than they have been for a week. We have had limited observations again today with limited visibility and no field trips for the last couple of days .

Confidence

Valid until: May 1st, 2021 4:00PM

Forecast Trend

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