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Isolated soft slab in immediate alpine and tree-line lee features is present where winds previously blew. Use caution when entering your line and be aware of a change in the snow texture.
Fast sluffing of loose, dry powder can be powerful enough to knock over a person or bury them in a terrain trap. Be aware of your sluff when in steeper, more confined terrain.
Deep persistent slabs are best managed by:
Cornices are best managed by:
A mix of sun and cloud over the next few days, with a weak pulse of snow/wind tonight.
Today: mainly cloudy, brief storm late afternoon with 5-10cm snow and mod/strong SW winds, Alp high -7*C
Wed: sun/cloud with isolated flurries, Alp high -12*C, light W winds
Thurs: sun/cloud, Alp high -10*C, light E winds
Variable snow surface, including a thin suncrust on steep S/SW asp, isolated soft slab at ridge top, and light powder on sheltered slopes. The Jan 10 surface hoar is down 35-65cm in sheltered terrain at tree-line and below. The Dec 7th surface hoar/crust/facet layer is down 1.5m. Crusts with facets at the base of the snowpack.
Few isolated natural sz 2-2.5 avalanches were observed from Lone Pine and the Macdonald gullies yesterday. A glide crack release was reported on the north side of Bruins Pass. With Lone Pine also spitting out a glide crack release last week, and cracks opening on Avalanche Crest and Teddy Bear Trees, these unpredictable hazards need to be watched.