Avalanche Forecast Waterton Lakes National Park
Thursday 24th January 2019
Freezing Levels are uncertain on Saturday. Expected recently formed Wind Slabs to become reactive as temperatures rise.
Friday: Cloudy with sunny periods and isolated flurries. Moderate west winds. Alpine high -7Saturday: Mainly cloudy with isolated flurries. Moderate westerly winds. Freezing level is uncertain but may rise into the alpine.Sunday: 5cm of snow with increasing West wind.
30cm of recently wind affected snow sits atop a crust layer below 2000m . The midpack is strong in deep snowpack areas, but the facets lingering at the bottom remain a concern in thinner areas.
No new Avalanche activity observed.
Freezing levels are uncertain on Saturday
Possible - Unlikely
2 - 3
This layer likely requires a large trigger. Be cautious when transitioning from thick to thin snowpack areas
Avoid steep convexities or areas with a thin or variable snowpack.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.
1 - 2
Westerly winds have formed thin wind slabs over a crust layer.
Use caution in lee areas. Wind loading could create slabs.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South, South West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.