Strong solar input will trigger a natural loose avalanche cycle on solar aspects today. Our melt-freeze crust should break down mid-day at lower elevations. At higher elevations the dry storm snow will turn moist this afternoon on solar aspects.
Daytime warming will weaken surface layers.
Aspects: South East, South, South West, West, North West.
Elevations: All elevations.
Expected Size1 - 2.5
30cm + of storm snow along with moderate to strong S-SW winds, formed storm slabs in the alpine and exposed areas of treeline. These slabs were easily triggered by skiers on Sunday, initiating from 50m away.
Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.Watch for fresh storm slabs on exposed lee slopes at and above treeline.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.