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Avalanche Canada rbuhler, Avalanche Canada

South Rockies Avalanche Forecast

Nov 21st, 2016 3:37PM

It's early in the season but there is likely enough snow for avalanches at treeline and above. Use a cautious approach and continually assess conditions as you travel. If you are out in the mountains, please post your observations to the MIN.

Summary

Confidence

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Weather Forecast

Tuesday is expected to be dry and mostly sunny. Alpine winds are expected to be light to moderate from southwest on Tuesday morning and become strong from the southwest by Tuesday night. Freezing levels are forecast to be relatively constant all week reaching around 1500 m during the afternoons and around 1000 m or lower overnight.  Light precipitation is expected for Wednesday but only 1-2 mm is currently forecast. Alpine winds are expected to be strong from the southwest on Wednesday.  Light precipitation and sunny breaks are both possible on Thursday with strong alpine winds from the southwest.

Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche observations have been reported in the region but there is enough snow for avalanches at treeline and in the alpine. If you are out in the mountains, please send us your observations.

Snowpack Summary

Early season snowpack observations are still very limited in the region but the threshold for avalanches is expected to have been exceeded at treeline and in the alpine. If you are out in the mountains, please send us your observations or post on the MIN.

Valid until: Nov 22nd, 2016 2:00PM