Answer: perhaps wind directions and how the front moves across the area. The Coq is calling for up to 40cm.So my guess is the front is moving up the Fraser Valley. But it's just a guess. I haven't looked at the charts.
Not much fresh snow on the Coq yet, but of course that can quickly change. Snow level is just above Hope. Was snowing in Sunshine Valley this afternoon and pretty darn windy in the eastern Fraser Valley.
On the previous sunday, while camping near Paton's Lookout, we heard a thunderclap followed by a 10-15 second rumble and then another thunderclap and slide, about 5 minutes later - either from Colliseum or Cathedral Mountain. Lucky we didn't make our goal to the mountain summit. Last week avi conditions - deep unconsolidated snow, blinding squall and whiteout forced us back from the col of Vantage Peak. We'll be on the down low in Porpoise Bay away from all the drama. Play safe!
yes,think he did, there was no thunder present those days.
At a distance an avy may sound like thunder on the release, then the the rumbling sound follows, by the time you visually spot it, most of its done already.
Contrary to popular opinion, sound will not trigger an avalanche. Unless lightening actually struck the slope, the thunder clap had no effect.
The thunder clap was the sound of the snow release not the weather - sorry for the misunderstanding. The first release set off a smaller secondary release. There was another large release around 5 minutes later. All this while we were standing in a small runnout under Paton's Lookout trying to find a way off a bluff. Unnerving.
EVELSTOKE, B.C. -- An avalanche has swept down the backside of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort, catching up a group of three skiers and killing one of them.
RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Friday the group was skiing in an out-of-bounds area a distance from the resort in the Greely Lake area when the avalanche came down earlier in the day.
"A number of the group were able to get out to summon further help and are speaking with RCMP investigators and search and rescue," he said.