double-double seeking, snow-chasing, short-cutting, vertical feet collector
Posted - 03/02/2004 : 06:47 AM
| North Shore Avalanche Advisory
Reporting Area: The North Shore Mountains between Mount Seymour Provincial Park and Cypress Provincial Park.
As of: March 1st, 2004 - 9:00am
AVALANCHE HAZARD: MODERATE
(Natural Avalanches Unlikely, Human Triggered Avalanches Possible.)
WEATHER FORECAST: (1000M LEVEL)
Monday..Sunny. High 4. Freezing level 1300 metres. Winds light.
Monday night..Clear. Low minus 2. Freezing level 1200 metres. Winds light.
Tuesday..Sunny. High zero. Freezing level 800 metres. Winds light.
Wednesday.. Snow changing to rain at low levels. Snowfall
accumulation 3 to 6 cm. Rainfall amount 1 to 3 mm at low levels.
Freezing level 600 metres rising to 1200 metres.
The recent sunny warm weather has produced small sluffs (0.5-1) on Southerly slopes. Overnight freezing has developed many meltfreeze layers in the upper snow pack. Watch for surface hoar developing overnight.
The above rating is an assessment of the avalanche conditions as of the posted date. Avalanche hazard is subject to sudden change due to changing weather conditions and variation over terrain. The rating is provided to assist backcountry travelers in making their own educated decision as to whether travel is advisable. Individuals should make their own assessments before travelling into the backcountry.
Check the Canadian Avalanche Association website for an avalanche forecast of the south coast region at www.avalanche.ca/weather/bulletins/index.html.