Winds shifted to the north at the end of the last storm, building wind slabs on south-facing slopes. These wind slabs likely remain susceptible to human triggering and the increasingly strong spring sun is capable of producing natural avalanches too.
Be careful with wind slabs, especially in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain features.Approach lee and cross-loaded slopes with caution.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South, South West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Expected Size1 - 2
Loose wet activity will probably be limited to solar aspects Friday, but even brief periods of sun could produce loose wet avalanches surprisingly quickly. This activity is expected to pick up as temperatures continue to warm this weekend.
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 as the surface becomes moist or wet with rising temperatures.
Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.
Elevations: Treeline, Below Treeline.