Our last regular forecast is Sunday, April 17th. Intermittent forecasts will be issued through April based upon weather conditions which affect avalanche danger.
Snowfall on a west to southwest flow has added up to 5-7" (0.60"SWE). We should see a few more inches this morning before precipitation turns more showery in the mid to late morning hours. Temperatures are in the mid-20s. Winds are from the west-southwest, blowing15-20mph with gusts to 35.
Whatever pans out for this current system will add to the mid week snowfall of 20-26" (1.64" SWE).
Skies will transition from obscured to overcast to eventually partly cloudy by mid/late afternoon. Winds will be west-southwesterly, blowing 25 with gusts to 40. Temperatures will be in the mid-20s up high, the mid-30s down low. Another storm arrives later tomorrow with more wind and less snow. The long term forecast looks classic spring - whiplashing temperatures and occasional periods of wind and snow.
Skiing and riding conditions were excellent yesterday morning, although greenhousing took its toll by the afternoon. Coverage has improved but take caution that the late March warm-up burned many southerly aspects to dirt. Traumatic injury is possible with the thinly veiled stumps and rocks.
Ski area avalanche teams reported no results but Joe Keeler noted extensive drifting in the upper elevations near Ben Lomond (photo of intentionally triggered wind slab in the upper Cutler gulley.
Cornices built over the week have also been described as sensitive along the ridgelines.