Avalanche Forecast South Coast

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada dsaly, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Tue Apr. 23rd ยท 3:00PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

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 Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

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

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

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.

  • 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.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 1.5