Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Avalanche ratings high for North Coast Inland areas

Avalanche Canada is urging caution for those that travel the back country this New Years Eve/New Years Day period with the danger rating for today listed as high in Alpine and tree line areas for the mountainous terrain east of Prince Rupert.

As part of their travel advice they recommend back country enthusiasts to avoid all avalanche terrain during periods of heavy loading from new snow, wind or rain

As well you should avoid the run out zones of avalanche paths, as avalanches could run the full path.

Also of note: Storm slabs in motion may step down to deeper layers resulting in larger avalanches, and those in the back country should be extra cautious for areas experiencing rapidly warming temperatures for the first time.

The risk for further inland towards the Bulkley Valley is listed as considerable for the next 48 hours.

You can find updated information on the Avalanche situation in the Northwest from the Avalanche Canada website.

As well, Avalanche Canada offers up some advice on what to bring with you on your back country adventures.

The forecast for the Northwest can be found from the links listed below:

Prince Rupert


Smithers/Bulkley Valley

For more notes on weather events in the region see our archive page here.

To view the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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