South Coast Inland Avalanche Forecast
Apr 26th, 2019 3:44PM
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: Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries and sunny breaks. 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: Mix of sun and cloud. Alpine temperatures near 1 and freezing levels 1900 m. Ridgetop wind light northeast.
No new avalanches have been reported.
If you have any recent observations during your travels, we would greatly appreciate it. If you posted a photo or any other information to the Mountain Information Network (MIN), thanks!
In the alpine, up to 10 cm cold wind-affected snow may still be holding onto northerly aspects. Southerly winds have likely produced isolated wind slabs around ridges and in the immediate lee features at upper elevations. Cornices have been failing recently.
Recent precipitation fell as rain upwards of 1800 m which has re-frozen as a crust well into the alpine on southerly aspects and all aspects below. Warm overnight temperatures will prevent crust recovery as you lose elevation. Expect thin surface crusts to break down quickly with daytime warming and rain.
The likelihood of loose wet avalanches will depend on the extent of overnight crust recovery and the pace at which it warms up through the day.
- Cornices become weak with daytime heating, so travel early on exposed slopes.
- Use caution above terrain traps like gullies where small avalanches may have severe consequences.
Aspects:East, South East, South, South West, West.
Valid until: Apr 27th, 2019 2:00PM