Winds shifted to the north at the end of the last storm, building wind slabs on south-facing slopes. These wind slabs have proven susceptible to human triggering and the increasingly strong spring sun is capable of producing natural avalanches too.
Be careful with wind slabs that recently formed in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain featuresApproach lee and cross-loaded slopes with caution.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, North West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Expected Size1 - 2
Weak overnight cooling and steadily increasing temperatures will be increasing the chances of loose wet avalanches over the coming days. Loose wet avalanches may occur naturally or with a human trigger as heat destabilizes surface snow.
Loose avalanches may start small but they can grow and push you into dangerous terrain.Avoid exposure to steep, sun exposed slopes, especially when the solar radiation is strong.Back off slopes that become moist or wet with rising temperatures.
Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.
Elevations: Treeline, Below Treeline.