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Temp °F -4 -3 -2 -1 0 0
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12-Hr Snowfall High/Low Alerts Snow
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12/5
0-1" Cold
-7°F
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10mph
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12/6
0-1" Cloudy
8°F
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10mph
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12/7
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WSW 10mph
15mph
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1-3" Snow
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10mph
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12/8
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17°F
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15mph
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5°F
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7°F
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Forecast Elev: 7,450ft Base Elev: 4,890ft Summit Elev: 10,010ft Updated: 37 minutes ago
Last 24 Hours
Last 5 Days
Estimated at Sunday Dec 5 @ 5:00am PST
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Estimated at Sun Dec 5 @ 5:00am PST
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Mid-Mtn at Sunday Dec 5 @ 11:02pm PST
Snowfall estimates generated by OpenSnow. Base Depth estimates provided by NOAA.
Bugaboo Lodge
Bugaboo Lodge
Radium Hot Springs Cam - East
Radium Hot Springs Cam - East
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Avalanche Forecasts are for use by experienced backcountry travelers in uncontrolled sidecountry and backcountry terrain. These forecasts and conditions do not apply to open, in-bounds terrain at ski resorts, which is subject to avalanche control by local resort ski patrol.

Purcells

Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Danger
Considerable (3)
Valid Sunday, Dec 5th 5:00pm MST 7 hours ago
Until Monday, Dec 6th 5:00pm MST

Several weak layers exist in the Purcell snowpack. Stick to simple terrain and exercise careful route-finding in avalanche terrain. 

10-40cm of low density snow sits over a supportive melt freeze crust, observed up to 2400m. Westerly winds have redistributed new snow into deeper deposits in wind loaded features at higher elevations.

A surface hoar layer extends throughout the Toby Creek drainage and surrounding areas - down 30 to 60 cm in sheltered features at treeline and below. Recent snowpack testing has shown this layer to produce sudden propagating fractures. We have limited knowledge of the distribution of this layer, but suspect is its most active between 1900-2400 m.  

A late October facet/crust layer of concern sits at the bottom of the snowpack above 1900m. This layer has been recently reactive to human and explosive triggers, and is reactive to snowpack tests. This layer is widespread throughout the region and will likely continue to be a layer of concern.

Average snowpack depth at treeline is 100-180cm, with the deepest snowpack found near the Bugaboos. 

The Purcells currently has a complex snowpack - with several reactive persistent weak layers in the mid and lower snowpack.

Two Mountain Information Network (MIN) reports (MIN 1and MIN 2) on Friday, Dec 3 from Quartz Creek report deep persistent avalanches failing at the base of the snowpack. While its unknown if the images MIN 2 cover the same rider-triggered avalanche avalanche reported in MIN 1, they certainly highlight weak and reactive snow at the base of the snowpack.

A MIN report submitted yesterday from the Brewer Creek area reported a column test failure on the Nov 21 SH down 60cm. Several avalanches that occurred in the Toby Creek drainage last week are thought to have failed on the same layer. This is believed to be lurking around the Toby Creek drainage area, however data is sparse this early in the season and this layer is believed to extend to other areas.

The recent pounding from the atmospheric river delivered heavy precipitation, strong winds, and warm weather. Widespread natural avalanches were observed following each wave of the storm, up to size 3. Explosive control work throughout also produced storm slab avalanches to size 2.5.

To get the complete forecast with additional graphics and details, please view the Purcells forecast provided by Avalanche Canada.