Light snow showers on Saturday produced a trace to an inch of new snow. Temperatures stayed fairly cool in the higher terrain and the snow quality remains excellent in many locations. Overnight, the temperatures dipped into the teens once again. Southwest wind is very light in speed.
We'll see clouds and the possibility for snow during the day today. Wind should remain light. The weather pattern remains unsettled through the week. You gotta love when the National Weather Service forecast looks like the images below! While there are lots of upcoming chances for snow, none of the periods look real significant as far as accumulations. I'm thinking we could see around 10 inches of more snow by Thursday.
I stumbled onto one avalanche right at the end of my day on Saturday. MORE DETAILS HERE.
It released naturally late Thursday during a slight increase in wind speed. It was in an odd location in Meadow Fork that I haven't seen avalanche before on a NNW facing slope. It took out all the snow from the past week which was about 3 feet deep. This is the only natural avalanche that I've seen in the higher terrain this week. I don't believe that this is a significant indicator of other possible avalanches today. I think this avalanche is more of an "outlier" as I haven't seen others like it. That said, poor visibility has limited travel during the week and it's possible there are others similar to this.