Friday, March 22, 2013

Avalanche Warning issued for North Coast/Northwest backcountry

Back country enthusiasts on the North Coast and Northwest will want to take notice to the Public Avalanche Warning issued today, an advisory for potential danger for recreational users in the Northwest Coastal and Inland regions.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre has issued the Warning for all areas of the coastal area of the Northwest, with a particular focus on Terrace, Smithers and north to Ningunsaw Pass, as well as inland areas as far as Hazelton and Smithers.

The warning is in effect immediately and extends through the weekend. You can read the Avalanche Statement here.

The unpredictable nature of our weather in the last week or so seems to have provided the snow pack with an uncharacteristically weak layer, sensitive to being triggered by the weight of a skier or snowmobiler.

The full scope of the warning can be found from the Canadian Avalanche Centre's website, which offers a wide rang of information on the topic and the warning in place, information specific to the Northwest can be found below.

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