Fair - Intensity of incoming weather is uncertain
Tuesday: Expect an unsettled day with flurries and southerly winds increasing from light to moderate. Freezing levels could reach 1500m with maximum accumulations of 10cm. Wednesday / Thursday: Continued precipitation under a slight cooling trend. Total accumulations could reach 25cm with consistent moderate southerly winds and freezing levels reaching 800m each afternoon.
Recent avalanche activity includes loose moist sluffs to size 2.0 from daytime warming as well as isolated natural cornice releases to size 2.0. Thin windslabs up to size 1.5 have also been seen.
The recent warm, clear weather has left us with an aggressive melt freeze crust on solar aspects well into the alpine while shady, dead north slopes have grown some small surface hoar and remain powdery. Minor accumulations of new snow now overlie these surfaces. Increasing southerly winds are beginning to build new windslabs in lee locations at ridgecrest. Cornices loom in the alpine and continue to grow under the current conditions. The vast amount of recent storm snow continues to settle and bond while deeper in the snowpack the persistent weakness from mid February remain a lingering concern due to continued sudden planar test results.