Waterton Lakes National Park Avalanche Forecast
Mar 16th, 2020 4:00PM
The weekends storm snow is settling fast but unfortunately, the snow quality is deteriorating just a quickly. Good skiing can still be found in sheltered areas but that will change as the temperature drops.
Tuesday: Mostly Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Light west wind. Freezing level 2000m
Wednesday: Cloudy with isolated flurries. Moderate NE wind. Freezing level valley bottom.
Thursday: Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries. Moderate NE wind. Freezing level valley bottom.
A sun crust is developing on the surface. Waterton received 40cm of snow in the townsite & 20cm at Cameron Lake over the weekend. This storm was accompanied by easterly winds so expect reverse loading. The new snow is settling fast thanks to high daytime temperatures. The midpack is strong, though weaker basal facets still lurk in thin areas.
Multiple natural size 1- 1.5 dry loose avalanches observed in steep alpine lee slopes on Sunday.
- Keep an eye out for reverse loading created by an upslope storm.
Aspects:North, East, South East, South, South West, West, North West.
This problem is specific to Tuesday.
- Avoid slopes when the solar radiation is strong, especially if they have large cornices overhead.
Aspects:East, South East, South, South West, West.
Valid until: Mar 19th, 2020 4:00PM