Avalanche Canada dsaly, Avalanche Canada

South Coast Avalanche Forecast

Apr 23rd, 2019 3:00PM

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

A spring snowpack can rapidly change in a short time, the likelihood of loose wet avalanches will increase as the snowpack warms.

Summary

Confidence

Moderate - Due to the number of field observations

Weather Forecast

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, light northeast wind gusting to 35 km/h, treeline temperature +1 C, freezing level 1200 m.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny with clouds, light northwest wind gusting to 30 km/h, treeline temperature +4 C, freezing level 1700 m.

THURSDAY: Cloudy with sunny periods, light southeast wind, treeline temperature +6 C, freezing level 1900 m.

FRIDAY: Mix of sun and clouds, light west wind gusting to 35 km/h, treeline temperature +4 C, freezing level 1800 m.

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.

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

Aspects:

All aspects.

Elevations:

Alpine.

Valid until: Apr 24th, 2019 2:00PM