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
Warm rain, salty tears
Drowning snowpack disappears
Melting, falling down
A widespread loose wet avalanche cycle is expected to have occurred throughout the monsoon. Observations have been limited aside from small loose wet activity out of steep, rocky treeline terrain near Arrowsmith and Strathcona on Friday and Saturday.
Natural activity may slow down during the break in rain today, but human triggering remains likely.
Rain has saturated the snowpack to mountaintop. Below treeline, the snowpack has melted out almost entirely, leaving it below threshold for avalanches.
Cloudy with continued rain, south alpine winds 100 km/h, treeline temperature 4 °C, freezing level 2000 m.
A mix of sun and cloud with scattered showers, southwest alpine winds 40-50 km/h, treeline temperature 5 °C, freezing level 2300 m.
Cloudy with heavy rain, southwest alpine winds 80-90 km/h, treeline temperature 5 °C, freezing level 2100 m.
Cloudy with moderate rain turning to snow, southwest alpine winds 80-90 km/h, treeline temperature 2 °C, freezing levels around 1500 m.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.
- Keep in mind that human triggering potential persists as natural avalanching tapers off.
- Avoid terrain traps such as gullies and cliffs where the consequence of any avalanche could be serious.
High water content and low cohesion in the snowpack means loose wet avalanches can be expected in steep terrain.
Natural activity may slow down during the break in rain today, but saturated snow remains primed for human triggering.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.
Valid until: Jan 30th, 2024 4:00PM