My partner and I intentionally dropped a cornice onto a slope below to test it. This produced two large avalanches which broke into weak sugary faceted snow near the ground. This confirms that the snowpack is still capable of producing dangerous avalanches.
Issued by the National Weather Service:
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind 8 to 13 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as -2. South wind 9 to 18 mph becoming west after midnight. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. South wind 10 to 18 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the evening. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.
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