10cm + of storm snow along with moderate to strong S-SW winds are forming thin storm slabs on alpine and exposed treeline lee slopes. These slabs may be sensitive to human triggering.
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: North, North East, East, South East, North West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
LikelihoodLikely - Possible
Expected Size1 - 2
Pockets of lingering persistent slab may be found under today's storm snow. These slabs overlie crusts on solar aspects and given the right location, surface hoar on alpine north aspects.
Pockets of persistent slabs linger on alpine lee features.
Aspects: North, North East, East, North West.