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Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park Avalanche Forecast

Apr 26th, 2019 4:00PM

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

Lots of snow and wind is forecast over the next week. Please be cautious in the alpine.

Summary

Weather Forecast

Winter is coming! 10 to 30 cm of snow is forecast for tomorrow with moderate west winds. Winds are expected to shift to the northeast Sunday and become strong. Cold temperatures and developing windslabs are expected. Conditions should change rapidly and caution is urged.

Snowpack Summary

Wind deposit can be found in lee alpine areas on surface hoar and poorly bonded snow (facets, crust). Bomber crusts are common on sun affected slopes. Isolated pockets of deep facets still exist on cold north exposures. There are also large cornices around. There is a lot going on in the alpine and more coming in. Take a moment to check your slope.

Avalanche Summary

No activity reported today.

Confidence

Problems

Persistent Slabs

Make your own assessments in the alpine. People were caught again yesterday.

Aspects:

North, North East, East.

Elevations:

Alpine.

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 27th, 2019 4:00PM