Scotch Creek, BC

British Columbia Canada

Forecast Point 1,207 ft • 50.9166, -119.4813

    Avalanche Forecast

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    Avalanche Rating

    Low (1)

    Valid Fri Apr 19 4:00pm PDT 10 hours ago Until Sat Apr 20 4:00pm PDT

    The upper snowpack will weaken throughout the day due to warming and solar radiation; while isolated wind slabs may persist in steep, high alpine areas.

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    Snowpack Discussion

    A melt-freeze crust has likely formed on the surface in all but north-facing alpine terrain. This crust will weaken and transition to wet snow with daytime warming and solar radiation.

    Wind-affected dry snow remains in north-facing, alpine terrain.

    Avalanche Activity

    A naturally triggered, size 2 storm slab avalanche was reported on Thursday, occurring on a steep, west-facing moraine feature in the alpine.

    A cornice failure observed on Thursday did not propagate any weak layers on the north-facing, alpine slope below.

    Despite the low danger rating, the likelihood of triggering an avalanche will increase throughout the day with warming and strong solar radiation expected.