New snow and wind will form thin slabs in leeward areas near ridge crests and convex features. These slabs may be touchy were they sit on a recent crust.
Use caution when transitioning into wind effected terrain.Avoid areas that look freshly loaded with snow; especially convex features below ridgetops.Avoid shallow, rocky areas where the snowpack transition from thin to thick.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Expected Size1 - 1.5
Rising freezing levels and daytime warming have been triggers for recent large, loose wet snow releases. Once moving, a loose, wet release may have the potential to trigger a slab on a deeper weak layer.
Cornices become weak with daytime heating. Give them a wide berth from above and below.Minimize exposure to sun exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.Use extra caution on slopes if the snow is moist or wet.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.