Whumphing (SW aspect 3500′, N aspect 3000′)
Intermittent light snow becoming steady by late afternoon. Temps in the mid to upper 20s. Calm to light wind with moderate gusts at ridge top.
1-3+” fresh on top of generally supportive wind slab (1F-K hardness, 10cm+ thick). Sluffing on steep northerly terrain.
Still very thin except on lee (northerly and westerly) terrain, where the snowpack is much more substantial. Some areas of lee terrain whumphing: wind slab of greatly varying thickness on 2cm+ basal facets and depth hoar.
Observed heightened avalanche conditions: evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.