Sea to Sky Avalanche Forecast
Apr 26th, 2019 3:48PM
The alpine rating is Loose Wet., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Last Avalanche Forecast for the season. For additional information check out our Spring Conditions page at: https://goo.gl/cpx8Dq
SATURDAY: Mix of sun and cloud. Alpine temperatures near -2 and freezing levels 1500 m. Ridgetop wind moderate from the west.
SUNDAY: Mainly sunny. Alpine temperatures near -1 and freezing levels 1700 m. Ridgetop wind light northeast.
MONDAY: Mainly sunny. Alpine temperatures near 1 and freezing levels 2000 m. Ridgetop wind light northeast.
No recent avalanche observations have been reported.
In the alpine, up to 10 cm cold wind-affected snow is holding onto northerly aspects. Southerly winds have produced isolated wind slabs around ridges and in the immediate lee of slopes in the alpine. Cornices have been failing recently.
A crust is found on solar alpine slopes and all aspects below. Warm overnight temperatures are preventing strong crust recovery as you lose elevation. Expect thin surface crusts to break down quickly with daytime warming and rain. Below treeline the snowpack is saturated and rapidly melting.
The likelihood of loose wet avalanches will depend on the extent of overnight crust recovery and the pace at which the warms and rains through the day.
- Cornices are reported to be touchy. Give a wide berth when travelling on or below ridges.
- Avoid terrain traps such as cliffs and gullies that increase the consequence of small avalanches.
Aspects:East, South East, South, South West, West.
Valid until: Apr 27th, 2019 2:00PM