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Avalanche Risk In Western Newfoundland HIGH Following Weekend Storm

Avalanche levels in Western Newfoundland are listed as high, or considerable, in western Newfoundland.

Avalanche Canada says, "wind slabs are likely to remain triggerable by riders and uncertainty around a buried weak layer (and its potential to produce large avalanches)."

Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas are possible.

Snowpack Summary provided by Avalanche Canada:

30-60 cm of new snow has been redistributed by strong northwesterly to westerly winds. Expect to find deep wind slabs on leeward aspects, and scouring on exposed windward aspects. After a milder storm over Sunday night, wind-ravaged surfaces may be blanketed by 5-15 cm of fresh snow.

The mid snowpack consists of 30-100 cm of recent January snow, poorly bonded to a crusty underlying lower snowpack.

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