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South Coast Avalanche Forecast

Apr 24th, 2019 3:47PM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet.

A spring snowpack can rapidly change. The likelihood of loose wet avalanche activity will increase with warming temperatures.

Summary

Confidence

Low - Due to the number and quality of field observations

Weather Forecast

THURSDAY: Cloudy with sunny periods. Alpine temperatures near +8 and freezing levels 2200 m. Ridgetop wind light from the southwest.

FRIDAY: Mix of sun and cloud. Alpine temperatures near +6 and freezing levels 1700 m. Ridgetop wind moderate from the West.

SATURDAY: Cloudy with sunny periods. Alpine temperatures near +6 and freezing levels 1600 m. Ridgetop wind moderate to strong from the West.

Avalanche Summary

There have been no recent avalanche reports.

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!

Snowpack Summary

Rain to mountain top has saturated the snowpack. The snow surface may freeze into a melt-freeze crust overnight but should rapidly moisten during daytime warming. The snowpack is melting quickly.

Problems

Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Little to no overnight freeze is occurring. Thin crusts at upper elevations will break down quickly, you may be able to get wet snow to move on steep slopes during the heat of the day.

  • Use extra caution on slopes if the snow is moist or wet.
  • Avoid terrain traps like cliffs and gullies that increase the consequence of small avalanches.

Aspects:

All aspects.

Elevations:

Alpine, Treeline.

Valid until: Apr 25th, 2019 2:00PM