Due to a very limited number of information sources at this time of year, this report is based off of weather forecast information only. If you have been out recently, send us your observations by submitting to the Mountain Information Network (MIN).
MONDAY Night: Mainly cloudy with sunny breaks / moderate west winds / alpine high temperature -8 C, freezing level 400 m
TUESDAY: Mainly cloudy isolated flurries and sunny breaks / moderate west wind / alpine high temperature -4 C / freezing level 1100 m
WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and cloud / light west wind / alpine high temperature -6 / freezing level 800 m
THURSDAY: Mainly cloudy / light to moderate southwest wind / alpine high temperature -2 / freezing level 1400 m
There have been no recent reports of avalanche activity. If you're out we'd love it if you would submit what you're seeing to the Mountain Information Network.
15-30 cm of new snow accumulated over the past week at upper elevations. This all likely sits over a widespread, supportive melt-freeze crust from early April. Surface hoar and facets were previously observed on this crust on high north aspects. At lower elevations, ongoing warm weather has been promoting isothermal snowpack conditions and melting the snowpack away.
Recent new snow and moderate to strong winds have likely built fresh wind slabs in the lee of terrain features.
- Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.
- Be cautious as you transition into wind affected terrain.
Aspects: North, North East, East, North West.