Wet flurries, rain and rising temperatures can all warm the snowpack and increase the likelihood for loose wet avalanches, especially in areas with fresh snow.
Use extra caution on slopes if the snow is moist or wet.Minimize exposure to steep, sun-exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.
Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.
Elevations: All elevations.
Expected Size1 - 1.5
Use caution around ridge crests and lee terrain features, where deposits will be most reactive.
Be careful with wind loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.Minimize overhead exposure during periods of heavy loading from new snow and wind.Pay attention to overhead hazards like cornices.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.