Bulletin d’avalanche – 14 avril 2019

Avalanche Bulletin - 2019-04-14

Spring snow storm on Monday and Tuesday.
Areas concerned: Mont Albert, mont Hog’s Back, Champs-de-Mars, mont Lyall, mont Vallières-de-Saint-Réal, mont Blanche-Lamontagne et Mines-Madeleine
Issued on: 2019-04-14 @ 07:30
Valid until: 2019-04-16 @ 07:30
Danger ratings Sunday Monday Tuesday
Alpine Low Considerable High
Treeline Low Considerable High
Below treeline Low Moderate Moderate

Avalanche problem #1 : Storm slab

On Monday, as storm snow accumulates on the crusted surface, the chance of a human avalanche triggering will increase in the alpine and at treeline on all aspects. Depending on the amount of snow, it will also be possible for natural avalanches to occur.

Avalanche activity

No new avalanche was observed or reported recently.  Please share your observations at info@avalanchequebec.ca, on the Avalanche Canada’s Mountain Information Network or with this online form.


In the alpine and at the treeline, following the rains and the rain of the last days, the temperatures which became negative again contributed to the formation of a rind of generalized freezing on the surface. Below the treeline, this crust of freeze probably does not exist at the lowest elevations because of the absence of frost for 2 days.

Weather forecast

A storm will hit Chic-Chocs and have the potential to leave between 15 and 25 cm of snow in the mountains on Monday. The precipitation could then continue until Tuesday evening. This system will keep temperatures slightly below freezing with strong winds from NE Monday turning to N Tuesday.


Au printemps, les conditions sont changeantes. Lisez nos 4 articles de blogues sur les différents scénarios de printemps pour en apprendre plus sur la gestion des risques en montagne à cette période. https://avalanchequebec.ca/scenario-4-regel-degele/

Snow report

Centre de découverte et de services - Mis à jour le 14 avril 2019 à 05:00

24 h 48 h 7 jours Saison Au sol
0 cm 0 cm 0 cm 435 cm 93 cm
Disclaimer This avalanche bulletin is prepared with the most recent weather, snowpack and avalanche activity data available for the Chic-Chocs. It is strictly information that can be used as a part of a decision making process and is not intended to be a replacement for knowledge about avalanche safety including and not limited to safe travel practices and the use of backcountry rescue equipment such as beacon, shovel and probe.

Prepared by : JP Gagnon

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