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12-Hr Snowfall High/Low Alerts Snow
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4/18
0" Mostly Sunny
35°F
4,700ft
E 5mph
15mph
20%
0" Clear
18°F
4,000ft
E 5mph
15mph
20%
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4/19
0" Sunny
36°F
4,100ft
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10mph
10%
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22°F
4,800ft
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10mph
10%
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4/20
0" Mostly Sunny
40°F
4,900ft
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15mph
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22°F
5,500ft
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15mph
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20mph
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E 5mph
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4/22
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34°F
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E 5mph
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Forecast Elev: 6,200ft Base Elev: 3,540ft Summit Elev: 8,860ft Updated: 2 hours ago
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Estimated at Sunday Apr 18 @ 5:00am PDT
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Mid-Mtn at Sunday Apr 18 @ 10:01am PDT
Snowfall estimates generated by OpenSnow. Base Depth estimates provided by NOAA.
New Hazelton - East
New Hazelton - East
Highway 16 At Trout Creek - East
Highway 16 At Trout Creek - East
Smithers - West
Smithers - West
Meziadin Junction - North
Meziadin Junction - North
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Avalanche Forecasts are for use by experienced backcountry travelers in uncontrolled sidecountry and backcountry terrain. These forecasts and conditions do not apply to open, in-bounds terrain at ski resorts, which is subject to avalanche control by local resort ski patrol.

Northwest Inland

Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Danger
Moderate (2)
Valid Saturday, Apr 17th 4:00pm PDT 18 hours ago
Until Sunday, Apr 18th 4:00pm PDT

Start (and finish) your day early and avoid exposure to sun-exposed avalanche terrain. Steer clear of cornices overhead, and plan your egress route carefully. 

Lingering wind slabs may still be reactive in isolated locations on steep northerly aspects in the alpine that still have dry snow. All other terrain has been undergoing a melt-freeze cycle with successive days of warm sunny weather. Check out the Forecaster's Blogfor information on spring conditions. 

Strong solar radiation and warming will trigger more wet loose avalanches on Saturday as the snow loses cohesion. Cornices are large and fragile. Cornice falls could trigger large avalanches on the slopes below.

The snowpack is overall strong and settled in most areas, however, sustained warming can increase the likelihood of large avalanches failing on deeply buried weak layers.This is most likely to occur on steep, rocky alpine slopes with a shallow or thin to thick snowpack.

As the spring diurnal cycle continues, there have been reports of numerous large (size 2) wet loose avalanches on south-facing slopes at all elevations and a few large (size 2-2.5) cornice failures on all aspects. 

One wet slab was suspected to have released on the November crust layer on a shallow west aspect in the alpine, triggered by a loose wet avalanche from above. Triggers, such as cornice fall, loose wet avalanches, or a rider hitting a thin spot in the snowpack, are particularly concerning on steep, rocky slopes with a shallow or thin to thick snowpack as they are the most likely ways to trigger deeply buried weak layers.

To get the complete forecast with additional graphics and details, please view the Northwest Inland forecast provided by Avalanche Canada.