7 May 2012

Slide paths on Duffy Lake, the ice is starting to melt. Lower elevation snow has melted fairly quickly.

At 2280 meters the temperature was -2, winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE as of 06:00 Hrs.
At 1550 meters the temperature was +1.5, 80% relative humidity and the barometer is on a slight downward trend.
In the valley it is +3.

For the updated Avalanche Advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

For a summary of Avalanche Fatalities in Europe : 2011-2012 Season

Some more info on past world avalanches:

Swiss-Austrian Alps (1950-1951, winter)
A series of 649 avalanches killed over 265 people in three months known as the Winter of Terror. The slides were caused by strange weather conditions. Warm air had moved inland from the Atlantic Ocean to collide with cold polar air, producing lots of snow and rain. Austria suffered the most damage, losing thousands of acres of forest, several small villages, and more than 100 lives. Switzerland lost 900 buildings and 92 lives.

Wet point releases from yesterday.