ACMG Mountain Conditions Report - Coastal Mountains
ACMG Mountain Conditions Report Summary for the Coastal Mountains issued May 13The week started cool with convective showers along the coastal areas, then becoming warmer and more stable as the end of the week approaches.
Earlier this week there was substantial cold storm snow remaining on steep North aspects above 2100m (7000ft), with supportive (morning) melt-freeze crusts on all other aspects.
The rivers are not running high yet, but that is likely to start changing with the warm weather today. 24 degrees Celsius in Bluff Lake.
Today I heard of a successful ascent of MT Asperity from the Rainy Knob base camp. All in all the weather sounds favorable for mountain trips at this time.
S COAST AND N CASCADES;
Skiing is good with a variety of spring conditions. In the Coquihalla area today, the smooth Melt-freeze crust held up until late morning, then deteriorated as the surface turned wet. Steep smooth alpine features are forming glide cracks and some wet slides in steep terrain have ran to ground.
The weather along the west side of the coast range is supposed to change with showers from a weak system starting on Sunday. It seems like the east side of the range may fare better, with drier conditions.
Report written by: Paul Berntsen