Avalanche Forecast Northwest Inland

Date Issued: Valid Until:

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Avalanche Forecast

Sat Mar. 9th · 3:15PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Problems

Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
New snow in the forecast will hopefully refresh the riding. If it's enough to refresh it's also likely enough for fresh pockets of windslab to develop.

Confidence

Moderate - Intensity of incoming weather systems is uncertain

Weather Forecast

SATURDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds. No precipitation. Light west winds.SUNDAY: Trace to 5 cm new snow. Freezing level around 600 m. Winds increasing from light to moderate, with strong gusts, from the southwest.MONDAY: Around 5 to 10 cm new snow. Freezing level around 800 m. Winds light to moderate from the west.TUESDAY:  Mix of sun and cloud. Dry. Warmer with freezing level near 1000 m. Moderate winds from the west.

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 general, all the cold weather is weakening the upper- and mid-snowpack. In some sheltered areas, 20-50 cm of previous snow is either faceting or sits on facets (sugary snow), and even possibly surface hoar (feathery crystals).In the south of the region, the lower snowpack is generally strong.

Problems

Wind Slabs

Wind Slabs

With forecast new snow expect some new wind slab development. Previous strong wind from a variety of directions formed widespread pockets of wind slabs on all aspects.

Seek out sheltered areas where the snow is unaffected by wind.Watch for patterns of wind loading as you venture into wind affected terrain.Watch for signs of instability such as whumpfing, or cracking.

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South, North West.

Elevations: Alpine.

Likelihood

Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 2