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Waterton Lakes National Park Avalanche Forecast

Feb 10th, 2012 3:04PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Wind Slabs.

Sunday and Monday a few cm's of new snow are forecast. Temps at higher elevations to remain a few degrees below freezing and westerly winds to only 10 - 15km/hr. Sheltered treed slopes are still providing for some excellent traveling.

Summary

Problems

Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 2
On steep north and east aspects in alpine areas watch for isolated slabs that could possibly be triggered. Otherwise the snowpack is deep and strong with no significant weak layers.

Aspects:

North, North East, East, South East.

Elevations:

Alpine.

Valid until: Feb 13th, 2012 4:00PM