Northwest Inland

Date Issued: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:09

Valid Until: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:00

Forecaster: mbender

Due to a very limited number of information sources at this time of year, this report is based off of weather forecast information only. If you have been out recently, send us your observations by submitting to the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Mon, 22 AprTue, 23 AprWed, 24 Apr
Alpine2 Moderate2 Moderate2 Moderate
Treeline2 Moderate2 Moderate2 Moderate
Below Treeline1 Low1 Low1 Low
Confidence: Low - Due to the number of field observations
Mon, 22 AprTue, 23 AprWed, 24 Apr
Alpine2 Moderate2 Moderate2 Moderate
Treeline2 Moderate2 Moderate2 Moderate
Below Treeline1 Low1 Low1 Low
Confidence: Low - Due to the number of field observations

Wind Slabs

Travel and Terrain Advice

  • Be cautious as you transition into wind affected terrain.
  • Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.

Forecast Details

Avalanche Summary

There have been no recent reports of avalanche activity. If you're out we'd love it if you would submit what you're seeing to the Mountain Information Network.

Snowpack Summary

Expect to see 5-10 cm of new snow at upper elevations Monday morning on top of the 15-30 cm of new snow accumulated over the past week. This all likely sits over a widespread, supportive melt-freeze crust from early April. Surface hoar and facets were previously observed on this crust on high north aspects. At lower elevations, ongoing warm weather has been promoting isothermal snowpack conditions and melting the snowpack away.

Weather Forecast

SUNDAY Night: Flurries at upper elevations, accumulation 5-10 cm / moderate south wind / alpine high temperature -2 / freezing level 1000 m

MONDAY: Flurries at upper elevations, accumulation 5-10 cm / moderate to strong west winds / alpine high temperature 0 C, freezing level 1400 m

TUESDAY: Sunny with cloudy periods / moderate southwest wind / alpine high temperature -3 C / freezing level 900 m

WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and cloud / light west wind / alpine temperature -2 / freezing level 1000 m