We received a 1/2 inch of water Monday into Tuesday. With increasing temperatures, this translated into an inch of wet snow at sea level and 4 to 6 inches of snow at tree line and above. Winds have been mostly light and variable. In the upper mountains, the new snow sits on a 4 inch soft crust. Underneath lies layers of dry, sugary, faceted snow. No significant weak layer has been noted, though the snow pack is weak.
Expect increasing temperatures and precipitation Wednesday. Confidence is low with the details. Weather models suggest over 2 inches of water, with moderate east wind and the freezing line climbing above our local peaks. The avalanche hazard will increase then.
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