Avalanche Canada mike.koppang, Avalanche Canada

Kananaskis Country Avalanche Forecast

Feb 3rd, 2012 10:00AM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Wind Slabs and Deep Persistent Slabs.

High pressure ridge dominating the forecast region over the next few days. Watch for decreases in stability related to daytime warming on solar aspects.

Summary

Confidence

Good - -1

Weather Forecast

Avalanche Summary

Few Na up to size 1 on solar aspects.

Snowpack Summary

10-15cm F-4F snow overlying previous snow surfaces. Midpack supportive.

Problems

Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Likelihood

Likely

Expected Size

1 - 5
Recent windslabs overlying previous surfaces in ALP and in iosolated areas at TL.

Aspects:

North, North East, East, South East, South.

Elevations:

Alpine, Treeline.

Deep Persistent Slabs

An icon showing Deep Persistent Slabs

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 6
Low probability high consequence avalanches

Aspects:

North, North East, East, South East, South, South West.

Elevations:

Alpine, Treeline.

Valid until: Feb 4th, 2012 3:00AM