LOW avalanche danger returns to the Sangre's for Thursday, which should continue for the remainder of the week. A warm and wet Pacific storm system will move through the Rockies on Friday, but prospects of snowfall remain slim for our area.
The avalanche danger is isolated to upper-elevation slopes with a continuous, layered snowpack structure. These areas are easy to identify. Most snow covered slopes are still safe, but you could get into trouble on rocky, consequential pitches or near terrain traps. If snow-covered recreation is not your objective, consider avoiding steeper terrain with snow coverage altogether.
The mid-range weather forecast could bode well for our neighborhood next week. Details remain uncertain, but it looks like some active weather is headed for southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. It's getting late in the snow season, but any moisture would certainly be appreciated at this point. Of course, with any new snowfall, we'll likely see a spike in the backcountry avalanche danger as well. Stay tuned.