The first indications that recent snow has started to form a new slab are being reported. With winds expected to increase to moderate late Friday and then strong mid day Saturday, expect rapid development of new slabs.
If triggered the wind slabs may step down to deeper layers resulting in large avalanches.Minimize overhead exposure during periods of heavy loading from new snow, wind.
Aspects: All aspects.
LikelihoodPossible - Unlikely
Expected Size1 - 1.5
These slabs remain a concern on north aspects in the alpine where March winds built slabs over the facetted snow from February's cold snap. It is wise to check in on this layer now found 40- 70cm deep before venturing into committing terrain.
Dig down to find and test weak layers before committing to a line.
Aspects: North, North East, East.