Bulletin d’avalanche – 2 décembre 2019

Avalanche Bulletin - 2019-12-02

Low danger does not mean zero danger!
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: 2019-12-02 @ 07:00
Valid until: 2019-12-03 @ 18:00
Danger ratings Monday Tuesday Overview following days
Alpine Low Low Moderate
Treeline Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Below treeline Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

Avalanche problem #1 : Wind slab

Moderate NW winds have shifted the new low density snow toward E-SE-S-SW slopes and created wind slabs in a few places where you will need to check for stability. Even with a LOW reting, it is possible to trigger a small avalanche in steep terrain.

Avalanche activity

No new avalanche was observed or reported today. Thanks for sharing your observations at info@avalanchequebec.ca or with Avalanche Canada Mountain Information Network.

Snowpack

Today’s observations below treeline at Mines Madeleine have allowed us to see that the 35 cm of new powder snow received since Friday is covering a melt freeze crust of that would have formed last week.

Weather forecast

Few new precipitation is expected until Tuesday night and winds will be rather weak. Temperatures will tend to remain around -5 C near the peaks during the day.

Message

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Snow report

Centre de découverte et de services - Mis à jour le 1 décembre 2019 à 08:00

24 h 48 h 7 jours Saison Au sol
8 cm 28 cm 35 cm 55 cm 45 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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