The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center released a “special avalanche forecast” this morning warning back country travelers in the Cascades and Olympics that the risk of avalanche is currently very high. From the NWAC forecast:
Increasingly warm and mostly fair weather Friday through Monday along with light winds should allow for warming, melt and weakening to affect progressively deeper layers of the snowpack at increasingly high elevations.
As a result, a spring slide cycle involving much of the past season’s snowpack is probable..and should increase in intensity and severity through Monday. Increasing large wet loose or wet slab slides