Moderate - Timing, track, or intensity of incoming weather system is uncertain
MONDAY NIGHT: No precipitation. Moderate west winds.TUESDAY: Cloudy and light snow developing with 5 to 15 cm accumulations. Daytime treeline temperatures starting around -10 and warming to -3 C. Light to moderate northwest winds.WEDNESDAY: More snow is possible with upslope wind. Mix of sun and cloud. Temperatures a few degrees cooler with light to moderate northeast wind.THURSDAY: Mix sun and cloud. Dry. Light to mod west wind. Treeline temperatures between -10 and -5 C.
No recent avalanche activity has been reported.
With snow and wind in the forecast, storm and wind slabs are likely to develop.Cold temperatures have transformed most of the snowpack into weaker faceted snow with few if any distinct layers, with the exception of alpine terrain where hard wind slabs and wind pressed snow are found near the surface.In deep snowpack areas, you may find a slab sitting above a layer of facets and surface hoar that was buried in mid-January and is now 30-60 cm deep. The layer is most prominent in the Elk Valley between 1600 m and 1900 m, but no recent avalanche activity has been reported on this layer.