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