Avalanche Forecast South Coast Inland

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada shorton, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Sat Mar. 9th ยท 4:24PM

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 Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Normal cautions should guide you around lingering wind slabs and slopes being hit by strong sunshine.

Confidence

High -

Weather Forecast

SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy periods, light northeast wind, alpine temperatures drop to -8 C.SUNDAY: Sunny, light southwest wind, alpine high temperatures near -4 C, freezing level 1400 m.MONDAY: Storm approaches from the north with 5-10 cm of snow by the evening in northern parts of the region, less in the south, 30-60 km/h southwest wind, alpine high temperatures -4 C, freezing level 1000 m.TUESDAY: Snow continues throughout the day with total accumulation of 10-20 cm over the course of the storm, light northwest wind, alpine high temperatures near -4 C, freezing level 1200 m.

Avalanche Summary

Over the past few days, a few small (size 1) loose and slab avalanches were triggered naturally and by skiers within the recent storm snow.

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

Small pockets of wind slab may exist in exposed terrain and loose snow may slide in steep features. Best to avoid south aspects during daytime warming, and watch your overhead exposure.

Apply added caution on southerly slopes during periods of strong sun.Use caution in wind-loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 1.5