Recent snow has been redistributed by southwest wind in exposed alpine areas. The most suspect slopes are terrain features immediately adjacent to ridges.
Use small slopes without consequence to test the bond of the recent snow.Expect conditions to change rapidly with aspect and elevation.Be careful with wind-loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests.
Aspects: North, North East, East.
Expected Size1 - 1.5
The snow surface will weaken rapidly when clear skies prevail and the day heats up. The heat will quickly increasing the likelihood of triggering loose wet avalanches, particularly on sun-exposed slopes.
Avoid sun-exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong, especially if the snow is moist or wet.Avoid terrain traps such as cliffs and gullies that increase the consequence of small avalanches.Cornices become weak with daytime warming; travel early before the day heats up.
Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.