Friday February 9, 2018
Travel & Terrain Advice
Expect surface conditions to become a very hard slippery surface crust. All mountain travelers should consider the option to travel on slopes that minimize exposure to slips and falls and terrain traps such as cliffs.
No new natural or explosive triggered avalanches
Cornices can be found on north aspects at both the treeline and the alpine. Cornices will continue to gain strength with forecast cold temperatures becoming stubborn to human triggering. If triggered these could produce an avalanche big enough to bury injure or kill a traveler. Take the time to identify these features and ensure appropriate travel techniques when either above or below these features.
Continued cooling has begun to solidify the upper surface snow forming a hard well bonded upper snow pack. Mid and lower snow-pack are well settled.
|Upper||moist and well settled|
A period of warm alpine temperatures and rain have been followed by clearing and cooling.
A strengthening arctic ridge of cold air to the east of the region will bring to the forecast area clearing sky, cooling temperatures and freezing level to sea level during the overnight period.
Friday Clear, temps -3 to -6, winds light Nw, freezing level 900 m dropping to sea level overnight.
Saturday Clear, temps -5 rising to +1, winds light Ne, freezing level 0 m rising to 900 m mid day.
Sunday 5 mm of precipitation, temps - 8 to 0 , winds light to moderate Sw becoming Light Nw late in the afternoon, freezing level to 0 to 800 m.
Posted on Friday February 9, 2018 by Jesse Percival