The snow surface conditions continue to degrade and become more variable every day. And as a result the riding conditions become more challenging. Dense settled powder was able to be found in isolated places, but runs of consistent friendly turning conditions were difficult to find in the upper and mid elevation exposed terrain of Mary Ellen. Of note, the conditions appeared to be improving as they began to soften around 1100 hours, but once the cloud cover moved in things changed for the worse as the snow surface began to refreeze.
No red flags observed besides the wind loading, but as described above, the structure is suspect, and confidence remains low for safely attacking steep shady aspects
See above, and it appears that these westerly and southwesterly winds are not abating at 2100 hours. As a result, this hazard may continue to increase tonight and into Wednesday in the previously cited upper elevation terrain.
Danger continues to be a low probability/high consequence Moderate in the persistent slab regions, NW, N, NE, and E.