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Issued: Mon, Nov 07, 2016 at 8AM

Expires: Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Above 2,500ft Considerable

1,500 to 2,500ft Moderate

Below 1,500ft None

Degrees of Avalanche Danger ?

1. Low
2. Moderate
3. Considerable
4. High
5. Extreme

Avalanche Danger Rose ?

Avalanche Problems ?

Problem Details

With plenty of new snow and variable winds, all aspects are suspect for fresh storm slabs up to 60cm thick, and multiple layers of wind slab. Slopes 28 degrees and steeper should be avoided until the new snow has time to settle. Be especially cautious in any wind loaded gullies or lee slopes.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Weather

Heavy snowfall is ongoing this week, with several potent storms lined up. Winds will be alternating between northerly and southerly, with some of those southerly bursts moderate-strong. Snow levels will drop to the valley floor during North winds, and rise to about 3000ft during south winds. 2-4 feet of new snow is likely above 3000ft.

Additional Info & Media

Snow depth at Nadahini before the storm ranged from a few inches in windblown areas, to about 2 feet in wind loaded areas. Coverage is good enough for new layers to lack anchors.

Always travel with a partner trained in avalanche rescue, and carry a beacon, shovel, and probe.

Posted in Chilkat Pass Forecasts.
Erik Stevens

Forecaster: Erik Stevens