5-10 cm of snow Saturday night and moderate southwesterly winds have created small wind slabs in lee features below ridgetops.
Avoid wind loaded slopes below ridgetops.Pay attention to changing conditions with elevation/aspect.Use small slopes without consequence to test the bond of the new snow.
Aspects: North, North East, East, North West.
LikelihoodLikely - Possible
Expected Size1 - 1.5
When the sun comes out, expect the loose wet avalanche hazard to increase rapidly.
Cornices become weak with daytime heating, travel early on exposed slopes.Avoid terrain traps such as cliffs and gullies that increase the consequence of small avalanches.Avoid sun exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong, especially if the snow is moist or wet.
Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.