Saw multiple Avalanches that I think went mid storm due to wind loading the slopes. Look to have most likely went on the 12/7 SH layer.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?
Was very warm today when left truck it was 33 degrees at 10:30 am at 7,000 ft. When I return in the later afternoon it was 37 degrees. Calm wind below 8,000 ft then was Moderate from the SW. with strong gusts above 8,000 ft definitely windier the high you got transporting snow. With this storm and the wind that came with it really stiffened the top 10-15cm of snow. The SH layer was there but had broken down to 1-2mm grains instead of the 2-3cm SH grains I saw in the area back on 12/6 before they got buried. So things might be getting less sensitive now but you never know if you will find that sweet spot and the dragon.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
With the wind up at the upper elevations transporting snow onto the N and NE aspect we will most likely have a stiff wind slab building on top of week snow.