Glacier National Park Avalanche Forecast
Apr 30th, 2019 8:00AM
This is the last daily avalanche bulletin of the winter. For information on current Rogers Pass conditions, call (250) 814-5206 to talk with a Visitor Safety Specialist. Also check Avalanche Canada and Mountain Conditions for relevant reports.
The Spring snowpack relies on cold nights to create a solid crust. Below the crust, a moist, isothermal snowpack shrinks and melts. Danger levels increase with daytime warming, while danger decreases with cold, clear nights. Please see the Avalanche Canada site regarding Spring Conditions for more information on daily danger level fluctuations.
Avalanche activity is most likely to occur in the warmest hours of the day, especially if there has NOT been a cold, clear night to refreeze the surface crusts. Be wary of storm slab avalanches after cold, snowy storms blow through. And, watch those cornices up high. Eventually they will peel off the ridges and tumble down like a massive boulder!
Wet, loose avalanches are more likely in the warmest hours of the day, especially if there has been no refreeze of surface crusts overnight and/or with Spring rainfall.
- Use extra caution on slopes if the snow is moist or wet.
- Minimize exposure to steep, sun exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.
Elevations:Treeline, Below Treeline.
Storm slabs and wind slabs in the Alpine / upper Tree-line are possible after cold, snowy storms blow through the region. Readjust your outlook if the weather has remained cold and stormy; it will still feel wintery up high.
Valid until: May 1st, 2019 8:00AM