You need to use extreme care if you are planning to travel on or below steep slopes today. To help mitigate your risk, today is a good day to stick to slopes with a slope angle less than about 30 degrees.
You can trigger avalanches in steep terrain on all aspects below treeline. A few hours of rain was enough to saturate the snow surface below about 11,000 feet. If you trigger a wet snow avalanche in a thin area, it could entrain the entire snowpack and take you for a dangerous ride or bury you in dense wet snow. These avalanches can be heavy and hard to escape once they get moving. Look for signs of wet snow avalanches such as point releases running from steep areas. If you stand on the snow surface and sink deeper than about the top of your boots larger, more dangerous avalanches are likely and you should find a different place to ride or call it a day.
You are also likely to trigger avalanches that break in the new snow or at the new/old snow interface at higher elevations. These avalanches will grow larger as the snow piles up today and as the wind moves snow to lee-facing slopes. If you trigger one of these avalanches it can break over two feet deep in wind drifted areas. Avoid all steep terrain if you find more than about eight inches of new or wind drifted snow. Watch for signs of instability such as shooting cracks. If you experience these conditions avalanches are likely and you should find a different place to play. If you trigger one of these avalanches it could step down to deeper buried weak layers resulting in a deadly slide.
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