Avalanche Forecast Little Yoho
Thursday 31st January 2019
Friday marks a change in conditions with an incoming storm. Pay attention to new snowfall amounts and what the wind is doing.
Snow beginning on Friday with various models forecasting between 10 and 20 cm along the divide by the end of the day. More snow on Saturday (up to 30 cm) and then very cold arctic air settles in for Sunday. Winds forecast to be mod to strong from the SW on Friday.
Some wind effect in alpine and small windslabs exist in immediate lees. The mid and lower pack is generally well settled.
No new avalanche activity
Intensity of incoming weather systems is uncertain on Friday
1 - 1.5
Fresh wind slabs can be expected from forecasted new snow and winds on Friday.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
1 - 3
In Little Yoho the mid and lower pack is generally well settled with no significant shears. In some areas where the snowpack is shallower the Dec 10 persistent facet layer is producing shears in the hard range.
Avoid thin, rocky or unsupported slopes.
Aspects: All aspects.