Glacier National Park Avalanche Forecast
Feb 18th, 2020 8:01AM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
It's university reading week and it is BUSY in the park.
Keep your head on a swivel for what groups are doing around and above you!
A ridge of high pressure is set up over the province with clearing in the Rogers Pass area today and warming and sunshine tomorrow.
Today: Cloudy with sunny periods, no snow. Light W winds. Alpine high -11C
Tonight: Cloudy with clear periods, no snow. Light N winds. Alpine low -13C
Wed: A mix of sun and cloud, no snow. Light W winds. Alpine high -6C.
Another 10cm of snow overnight, bringing the weekly total to 115cm at Fidelity. Variable stubborn wind slab may be found in alpine elevations along ridge-tops and exposed tree-line features. Steep S to SW aspects have a suncrust buried anywhere between 30-60cm below the surface.
A skier accidental size 1.0 occurred yesterday in Nicci's Notch. Numerous slab avalanches to sz 2.5 were observed from steep alpine start zones on Macdonald and Tupper on Sunday. A cornice failed on Saturday in the North Cirque above Christiana Trees, bringing down a size 2.0 slide into the basin.
New snow accompanied by recent moderate westerly winds has created windslabs at Alpine elevations. Slabs were observed this week at ridge-top areas and on exposed, cross-loaded slopes. Last night's low density dusting may be hiding these slabs.
- Watch for signs of instability such as whumphing and cracking.
- Use caution in lee areas. Recent wind loading has created wind slabs.
Aspects:North, North East, East, South East, South.
Valid until: Feb 19th, 2020 8:00AM