Avalanche Forecast Northwest Inland

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada jfloyer, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Fri Mar. 8th ยท 4:33PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Problems

Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Normal cautions should guide you around lingering wind slabs and slopes being hit by strong sunshine. Look forward to a light refresh of new snow on Sunday night.

Confidence

High -

Weather Forecast

FRIDAY NIGHT: No precipitation. Calm winds.SATURDAY: Dry and sunny. Treeline temperatures around -7C. Calm.SUNDAY: Around 5 cm new snow. Freezing level around 600 m. Winds increasing 70-90 km/h from the southwest.MONDAY: Around 10 cm new snow. Freezing level around 800 m. Winds 40-60 km/h from the southwest.

Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche have been reported from this region.

Snowpack Summary

Open areas at upper elevations are likely wind affected, while pockets of soft snow can be found in sheltered and shaded areas. Sun crusts exist on south-facing slopes. In some sheltered areas, 20-50 cm of recent snow may sit on facets (sugary snow) or surface hoar (feathery crystals), but no recent activity has been reported on these layers.In the south of the region, the lower snowpack is generally strong.

Problems

Wind Slabs

Wind Slabs

Strong wind from a variety of directions formed widespread pockets of wind slabs on all aspects.

Watch for patterns of wind loading as you venture into wind affected terrain.Seek out sheltered areas where the snow is unaffected by wind.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.

Likelihood

Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 2