Avalanche Forecast South Coast

Monday 4th February 2019

Avalanche Danger Ratings Mon 4th Feb 4:18PM Danger Ratings Alpine: Moderate Danger Ratings Treeline: Low Danger Ratings Below Treeline: Low Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Avalanche Canada Forecaster: mbender

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A cold and clear weather pattern will stick around for a few days.

Confidence

High - The weather pattern is stable

Weather Forecast

TUESDAY: Mix of sun and cloud, light northeast wind, alpine temperature -11 C WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and cloud, light northwest wind, alpine temperature -10 C.THURSDAY: Mainly cloudy with possible isolated flurries, Light northwest wind, alpine temperature -8

Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanches have been reported in the region.

Snowpack Summary

In the alpine, 40-60 cm of recent new snow has buried either a crust or heavily wind affected old snow. At the tree line elevation and below 5-10 cm of snow falling Saturday and Sunday sits on a supportive crust. Below the surface the snowpack is well-settled and strong.

Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Wind shifting from south to north has created windslabs on a variety of aspects at upper elevations.

Stay alert to changing conditions with elevation.Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South, North West.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

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