Jasper National Park Avalanche Forecast
Jan 15th, 2020 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Deep Persistent Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Traces of new snow and a general warming trend leading into the weekend.
The arctic air remain dominate as a series of low pressure systems from the south bring light flurries to our region. A "warming", (aka: warmer than lately) trend is moving into the region as we approach the weekend.
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Surface faceting at all elevations. Weakening midpack comprised of mixed forms and facets, bridging basal facets and DH. HS Average at TL: ~150cm.
No new avalanches observed or reported
Deep Persistent Slabs
The strength of the bridging over the basal weakness will determine it's sensitivity to triggers. Deep penetrating cold has weakened shallow areas and may be more susceptible to triggering and propagation.
- Be aware of thin areas that may propogate to deeper instabilites.
- Use caution on open slopes and convex rolls
Valid until: Jan 16th, 2020 4:00PM