Avalanche Forecast Waterton Lakes National Park

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Parks Canada Brent Kozachenko, Parks Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Tue Jan. 10th ยท 4:00PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable
Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
Loose Dry Loose Dry

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Problems

Wind Slabs

Wind Slabs

Light to moderate easterly winds accompanied the recent storm snow. Stronger westerly winds resuming Wednesday will build slabs on easterly aspects and other lee terrain features. Triggering will likely be touchy on the underlying crusts.

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

Elevations: All elevations.

Likelihood

Likely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 3
Loose Dry

Loose Dry

Loose snow sluffs to size 2 were running far and fast by mid-day Tuesday as an intense upslope storm moved through Waterton. Upper elevations may receive up to 25cms of new snow however the precip should taper off by late Tuesday.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.

Likelihood

Very Likely - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2