A new unified North American danger scale has been released. It supposedly provides definitive information, whereas the old scale was quite ambiguous.
“It was especially encouraging to work closely with our Canadian colleagues to come up with a unified scale. This will only help in our efforts to promote avalanche forecasting consistency and to improve safety for the many people who recreate in the backcountry in both countries” according to Karl Birkeland, the U.S. lead on the project and an Avalanche Scientist with the USDA Forest Service National Avalanche Center.
They even added colorful logos, solid!