Rain and warm temperatures will result in wet avalanches today at the lower elevations. These avalanches can entrain a lot of heavy, wet snow and be hard to escape. Start your backcountry travel at the highest trailheads and stay off of any slope where you sink into wet snow and the snowpack feels unsupportable. Northerly slopes will be especially suspect as wet avalanches can gouge down to deeper weak layers.
Also today watch for newly wind-drifted slabs on easterly slopes near ridgetop. Shooting cracks in drifted snow is a sign that these slabs are unstable and should be avoided.
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