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Yesterday's underwhelming storm only delivered a couple inches of snow, yet over delivered northerly winds which blow in the 30's and 40's near the high peaks this morning. Skies are partly cloudy and winter-like temperatures generally register in the teens, with single digits along the ridges. There's a myriad of snow surface conditions, though with a little hunting, patches of soft powder are still found on wind and sun sheltered north facing slopes.
Look for mostly sunny skies with temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 20's. Northerly winds blowing in the 30's are gonna be a bit of a buzz-kill if you're stomping around near the high ridges. Under clear skies, overnight lows dip into the teens.
Warm, dry, high pressure takes command of the weather steering wheel through midweek with clouds and cooler air drifting into the region Thursday/Friday.
As for snow conditions- late last week we took the old school bus out for a few laps and found you've gotta be on your game this time of the year as the sun is high in the sky and it has baked all but the most northerly facing slopes in the alpine. But don't let your soft snow heart be troubled, there are large swaths of shallow, cold snow... just don't stray too far off aspect or you'll be dealing with varying degrees of breakable crust.
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Other than a few pockety slabs provoked in obscure, high elevation, north facing terrain, it's been rather quiet for nearly a week. Below is a list of avalanches from last weeks active cycle-