Avalanche Forecast South Coast

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada swerner, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Wed Apr. 24th ยท 3:47PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Loose Wet Loose Wet

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

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

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

Loose Wet

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.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 1.5