A persistent weak layer problem will persist and continue to be problematic for backcountry travelers.
Numerous red flags for dangerous avalanche conditions were present today:
-Recent natural avalanches
-Whumphing and remotely triggered avalanches were reported today.
-Remotely triggered avalanches
-Poor structure exists. Weak early season snow near the base of the snowpack was identified.
-Propagation present in instability testing
-Recent rapid loading resulting in avalanche activity
The 11/8/23 storm brought 6-8″ of new snow at the upper elevations. Early season snow at the base of the snowpack is weak and failed with new snow and wind loading. We expect this weak layer to persist and continue to pose a problem to backcountry users.
Below is a picture taken today of the Northern face of peak 4068.