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30cm of storm snow in the last 24hrs at treeline with mod S-W winds. Expect soft storm slab with more potential for human triggering as you move into wind effected terrain.
30cm of storm snow will lead to loose dry slides in steep to extreme terrain. Avoid gulley features where small slides may form deeper deposits.
Deep persistent slabs are best managed by:
Cornices are best managed by:
Periods of snow today with 5cm forecast. Ridge winds moderate westerly with an alpine high temp of -10C. Another 10-15cm of snow are forecast through to Saturday afternoon accompanied by moderate SW winds.
30cm of storm snow overnight at our 1900m station with light to mod S-W winds. Expect new storm slab formation over previous wind effected snow as you transition into wind exposed terrain. Solar input Wednesday may have been sufficient to have form sun crust on steep solar aspects.
A few avalanche detections overnight in the west end of the park on the Gunners slide paths. No new avalanches reported from the backcountry.