Glacier National Park Avalanche Forecast
Issued: Apr 4th, 2021 8:57AM
New snow and wind changed conditions overnight on Saturday. Carefully evaluate how the wind has loaded features before committing to them
A cold front is exiting this morning
Sun: 2cm snow, sky becoming scattered, high -2, freezing level 1800m, light W wind
Mon: Nil precipitation, high -1, freezing level 1800m, light SW wind
Tue: Trace precipitation, high 0, freezing level 1900m, light S wind
15cm of new snow fell at treeline overnight, dwindling to rain below 1200m. Wind blasted surfaces exist below the new snow, suncrusts and meltfreeze conditions below treeline. Recent snow over the March 18th suncrust and surface hoar has settled significantly to about 70cm at treeline. Cornices are huge.
15cm of new snow with strong S wind has created new wind slabs. Pockets of old wind slab in lee and crossloaded features may still be reactive to human triggering. Use extra caution in shallow and or crossloaded features
- Use caution in lee and cross-loaded terrain near ridge crests.
Aspects:North, North East, East, North West.
Rain soaked snow below 1200m, warm snow at treeline and new snow over a crust on solar aspects may be susceptible to solar and human triggering if sunny spells occur this afternoon
- Use extra caution on solar slopes or if the snow is moist or wet.
- Minimize exposure to steep, sun exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.
Aspects:South, South West, West.
Valid until: Apr 5th, 2021 8:00AM
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