Widespread avalanches, both natural and human triggered, were reported throughout the forecast area yesterday. Many were very large. But with 4’ or more of new snow and a little over 4” of new water added to the snowpack over such a short period what did you expect? The important thing for today is to remember that it will take some time for the snowpack to adjust to the load. In exposed areas, and especially near and above treeline today the wind will continue to make the snowpack top heavy. But even below treeline it it likely that a rider could trigger the recently formed storm slabs. And perhaps the spookiest, hardest to predict avalanche problem today will be the deep persistent layers that could be triggered by a wind or storm slab avalanche running down and overloading them.