Saturday, April 12, 2014

Warmer weather brings Avalanche Warnings for Northwest

A combination of rising temperatures and last weeks deluge of rainfall have made for unstable conditions in the back country of the Northwest for this weekend.

On Friday, the Canadian Avalanche Centre issued an Avalanche Warning for Back country users of the region.

For the Northwest Coastal regions the Rating for all three sectors, Alpine, Treeline and Below Treeline is listed as High for Saturday and Considerable for Sunday and Monday.

For Northwest Inland sections the Rating is listed as Considerable for today and Sunday, Moderate for Monday.

Some instructive background on the changing nature of Alpine environments can be found from the CAC's Forecaster Blog, this item from Thursday gives a fairly expansive review to the situation in the Northwest Region.

You can access the latest bulletins from the Avalanche Centre from their website.

You can find past reviews of environmental and seismic events from our Archive pages.

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