Typical spring weather is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday with freezing levels rising to 2000m in the afternoon and dropping below valley bottom at night. Convective activity may bring isolated flurries. On Thursday we could see up to 15cm of precipitation (rain at lower elevations) with increased winds and the freezing level rising to 2400m
5-10 cm of moist recent snow along the front ranges is sitting on a thick supportive crust in most locations. In most areas we are seeing a typical spring snowpack with crusts breaking down in the heat of the day. Steep north facing alpine terrain is still holding dry snow. The midpack is generally moist and well settled.
Several small loose dry avalanches were observed on Monday with new snow sliding on a thick melt freeze crust.
Intensity of incoming weather systems is uncertain