Avalanche Forecast South Coast

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Avalanche Danger Ratings Sun 3rd Feb 4:20PM Danger Ratings Alpine: Moderate Danger Ratings Treeline: Low Danger Ratings Below Treeline: Low Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Avalanche Canada Forecaster: mbender

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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.

Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 2

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.

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