Avalanche Forecast Waterton Lakes National Park

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Parks Canada brent kozachenko, Parks Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Tue Jan. 3rd ยท 4:00PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate
Storm Slabs Storm Slabs
Wet Slabs Wet Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Problems

Storm Slabs

Storm Slabs

Windslabs of 40cms or thicker may be found on north and east facing terrain, and other lee features which may be crossloaded by the continuing westerly winds. Very warm temperatures Tuesday helped settle in these slabs, but triggering is possible.

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East.

Elevations: All elevations.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2
Wet Slabs

Wet Slabs

Some weather forecasts are predicting a very warm Wednesday, with freezing levels rising to 2000m or higher. Warm and sunny southerly aspects may develop daytime surface instabilities resulting in moist loose or slab avalanches during the day.

Aspects: North, North East, East.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2