Avalanche Forecast South Coast

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada mbender, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Sun Feb. 3rd ยท 4:20PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
A mix of sun and cloud with the temperature staying below freezing for the next few days.

Confidence

High - The weather pattern is stable

Weather Forecast

SUNDAY Night: Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries, moderate northeast wind, alpine temperature -9 C.MONDAY: Mix of sun and cloud, light to moderate northeast wind, alpine temperature -6C.TUESDAY: Mix of sun and cloud, light northeast wind, alpine temperature -7 C.WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and cloud, light northwest wind, alpine temperature -8 C.

Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanches have been reported in the region.

Snowpack Summary

In the alpine, 40-60 cm of recent new snow has buried either a crust or heavily wind affected old snow. At the tree line elevation and below 5-10 cm of snow falling Saturday and Sunday sits on a supportive crust. Below the surface the snowpack is well-settled and strong.

Problems

Wind Slabs

Wind Slabs

Recent new snow arrived with moderate southerly wind. This has promoted wind slab development in the lee of terrain features.

Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.Stay alert to changing conditions with elevation.

Aspects: North, North East, East, North West.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 2