Avalanche warning in BC and Alberta extended

A warning from Avalanche Canada about hot weather increasing avalanche risk has been extended through the southeast BC.

This week’s warning for the southern BC. and western Alberta, including Glacier, Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks, have been extended to the South Rockies and Lizard Range regions.

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Avalanche Canada says in a press release that there are persistently weak layers in mountain snow packages in the regions.

James Floyer, the agency’s forecasting program supervisor, says these layers combined with warming temperatures will make natural and human-triggered avalanches much more likely.

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The extended warning is valid until Monday.

The other affected areas include North and South Columbia, Purcells, Kootenay-Boundary, BC’s Sea-to-Sky region and the South Coast Inland from Squamish to Pemberton.

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Dry conditions in the southern BC. causes avalanche warnings

Dry conditions in the southern BC. causes avalanche warnings

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