Expect wind slab formation on steep exposed lee terrain near ridgetops in the upper elevations with incoming snow storms.
We may have 1.5 plus feet of snow in the mountains the next few days that will produce new potentially weak storm slabs on the pack. This will be a rapid change to the upper pack and may take some time to adjust.
|0600 temperature:||19 deg. F.|
|Max. temperature in the last 24 hours:||31 deg. F.|
|Average wind direction during the last 24 hours:||30|
|Average wind speed during the last 24 hours:||20 mph|
|Maximum wind gust in the last 24 hours:||66 mph|
|New snowfall in the last 24 hours:||1 inches|
|Total snow depth:||117 inches|
Series of snow storms with 1.5 plus feet on the way in the mountains with winds in the 20' s and gusts 30's. Temperatures warming a few degrees with daytime highs just above 32 and nighttime temps in the teens. This could be problematic with a mix of lighter storm snow and heavier snow layers intermixing throughout these storm cycles.
Avalanche conditions change for better or worse continually. Backcountry travelers should be prepared to assess current conditions for themselves, plan their routes of travel accordingly, and never travel alone. Backcountry travelers can reduce their exposure to avalanche hazards by utilizing timbered trails and ridge routes and by avoiding open and exposed terrain with slope angles of 30 degrees or more. Backcountry travelers should carry the necessary avalanche rescue equipment such as a shovel, avalanche probe or probe ski poles, a rescue beacon and a well-equipped first aid kit. For a recorded version of the Avalanche Advisory call (208)765-7323.