Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 10th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Choose mellow terrain and constantly assess the bond of the new snow to the old surface.

Avalanche danger is increasing through the day as new snow accumulates.

Summary

Confidence

High

Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported in this region.

We expect that with the incoming snow, human-triggered avalanches will be likely.

If you do go into the backcountry, please consider submitting a MIN report.

Snowpack Summary

20-35 cm of new snow covers a robust crust that exists up to mountain tops.

Where snow still existed below treeline, it was isothermal or refrozen. Even with some new snow at lower elevations, travel will remain challenging.

Weather Summary

Saturday Night

Cloudy. 7-15 cm of snow expected above 500 m, with the higher amounts being closer to the coast. Light to moderate southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around -2 °C.

Sunday

Cloudy. 10-20 cm of snow expected above 250 m, with the higher amounts being closer to the coast. Moderate southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around -2 °C.

Monday

Mostly sunny. 10-15 cm of snow above 750 m overnight. Light to moderate northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around -1 °C.

Sunday

Sunny. No new snow expected. Light northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around -4 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Storm slab size and sensitivity to triggering will likely increase through the day.
  • Be careful to keep storm day fever from luring you out into bigger terrain features.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • Expect shallow snow cover that barely covers ground roughness.

Problems

Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

Accumulating storm snow will increase avalanche danger at treeline and above. Even though terrain below treeline is mostly below threshold for avalanches, use extra caution in or under any open features.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.

Likelihood

Likely - Very Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2.5

Valid until: Feb 11th, 2024 4:00PM