1.5 cm of snow fell in LCC and 2.5 in BCC at 8000 feet. Snowfall began around 0500 and was done by 0930. E and SE aspects began getting damp by 1030. NW, N and NE stayed dry and cold throughout the day. Old wind crusts from the last few days of the winds were strewn in the alpine.
The past weeks avalanche occurrences into old snow, and mostly triggered by cornice falls, appear to indicate that the weak snowpack structure in the outlying areas where the snowpack remains shallow are still suspect. With the forecast for significant SWE over the next four days, the possibility for a widespread avalanche cycle will be very likely in many areas outside the Alta/Brighton Perimeter.
With the forecast for the winds to pick up significantly in the next 24 hours, the potential for wind slab development and even cornice growth/failure appears likely.
Danger today appeared to an isolated moderate in rocky, thin snowpack and steep terrain areas; and until the winds change things, the danger would appear to remain the same. Considerable danger appears very possible by the end of the day on Thursday if the wind forecast verifies.
Finally, there was an initial Roof Avalanche Cycle today, and there continues to be significant hang fire still in place that has devastating potential due to the thick ice that is at the base of the roof slabs.