Avalanche Forecast South Coast

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada mconlan, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Mon Apr. 15th ยท 3:40PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
Loose Wet Loose Wet

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Isolated wind slabs may still exist up high. Watch for changing snow conditions as the weather shifts from clear periods to light rain.

Confidence

High -

Weather Forecast

MONDAY NIGHT: Clear skies, light southeast wind, treeline temperature 2 C, freezing level 1600 m.TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with isolated flurries, light to moderate southwest wind, treeline temperature -1 C, freezing level 1300 m.WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with alpine snow, accumulation 5 cm, light to moderate southwest wind, treeline temperature 0 C, freezing level 1400 m.THURSDAY: Cloudy with rain, accumulation 10 to 20 mm, light to moderate southwest wind, treeline temperature 3 C, freezing level 2200 m.

Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were reported on Sunday. 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

Around 30 cm of recent snowfall has likely been blown around by southerly wind, which overlies a melt-freeze crust. This recent snow should remain dry above 1500 m on northerly aspects but will otherwise moisten with an increasing freezing level and sunny periods. The snowpack is rapidly melting below 1200 m.

Problems

Wind Slabs

Wind Slabs

Wind slabs in lee terrain features near ridges remain suspect. Use added caution when entering these slopes.

Use small slopes without consequence to test the bond of the recent snow.Expect conditions to change rapidly with aspect and elevation.Be careful with wind-loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests.

Aspects: North, North East, North West.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2
Loose Wet

Loose Wet

Loose wet avalanches may occur when the sun is out or if rain falls on the recent snow. Loose wet avalanches can grow in size quickly, so use added caution under these weather conditions.

Avoid terrain traps such as cliffs and gullies that increase the consequence of small avalanches.Use added caution during periods of strong sun or rain, particularly if the snow is moist or wet.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2