Avalanche Forecast South Coast Inland

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada mconlan, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Thu Mar. 7th ยท 4:33PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
The recent snow may take a bit of time to bond to the layers below.

Confidence

High -

Weather Forecast

THURSDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with isolated snowfall, trace accumulation, moderate west wind, alpine temperature -12 C.FRIDAY: Cloudy with isolated snowfall, trace accumulation, light northwest wind, alpine temperature -10 C.SATURDAY: Mix of sun and cloud, light east wind, alpine temperature -9 C, freezing level 1000 m.SUNDAY: Clear skies, light west wind, alpine temperature -8 C, freezing level 1400 m.

Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were observed on Wednesday.

Snowpack Summary

Around 10 to 15 cm of recent snow sits on a variety of surfaces, including wind-affected snow in exposed terrain at higher elevations, soft and faceted snow in shaded and sheltered areas, and a melt-freeze crust on southerly slopes.The middle and lower snowpack is generally well-settled.

Problems

Wind Slabs

Wind Slabs

Around 10 to 15 cm of recent snow fell with wind from variable directions. Slabs may exist in exposed terrain and loose snow may slide easily in sheltered areas.

Assess the bonding of the new snow with underlying layers as you travel.Watch for signs of slab formation throughout the day.Use caution in wind-loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2