Avalanche Bulletin - Jasper National Park - Sun Aug 01, 2021

Issued: Tue Jul 13, 2021 17:00
Valid Until: further notice

Regular avalanche forecasts are now finished. Use our Weather Stations, the ACMG Mountain Condition Reports, and the Mountain Information Network to stay up to date on current conditions, or ask for Visitor Safety at 780-852-6155. [TJ]

Public Avalanche Forecast
Summer Conditions:  Tuesday
Summer Conditions



Information regarding summer mountain conditions can be found on the Mountain Conditions Report, published by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Past 24 hour weather
Station Maximum (°C) Minimum (°C) Snowfall (cm) Snow Pack (cm) Wind speed Ridgetop wind direction
Columbia Icefields area Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Low
  • Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
  • Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.
  • Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.
Moderate
  • Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.
  • Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.
  • Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas.
Considerable
  • Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.
  • Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.
  • Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas.
High
  • Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.
  • Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely.
  • Large avalanches in many areas; or very large avalanches in specific areas.
Extreme
  • Avoid all avalanche terrain.
  • Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.
  • Large to very large avalanches in many areas.
Forecast Details

Weather Forecast

The Mountain Weather Forecast is available from Avalanche Canada (https://www.avalanche.ca/weather/forecast).

Detailed local forecasts are available from sites like SpotWX (https://spotwx.com/)

Snowpack Discussion

An overview is available: (https://www.avalanche.ca/pages/static-page/summer-conditions)

Generally, danger increases with daytime warming, & decreases with cold, clear nights.

As the snow thins, crevasse bridges weaken. Use extra care in thin wind-affected areas, eg the Athabasca Glacier.

Avalanche Activity Discussion

Avalanches can occur all year on high peaks. Avalanche activity increases with fresh snow, rising temps, especially during warm and/or sunny afternoons. Use extra caution if the surface didn't freeze overnight.

For More Details

Emergency: 1 (877) 852-3100
Forecasters: (780) 852-6155

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