The latest storm to traverse through the region brought anywhere from 9” to 20”+ (SWE 1” + for many locations) of new snow Thursday/Friday with the greatest amounts of new snow concentrated around the Mammoth/June area, lesser amounts north and south. Moderate to strong W-SW winds in the upper elevations throughout the storm formed Wind Slabs in the mid to upper elevations, primarily on NW-N-NE-E-N-SE-S aspects, which have begun to strengthen and sinter to the underlying snowpack. In sheltered locations from near tree line and below, the new snow is bonding well to the underlying snowpack and shows little signs of Storm Slab characteristics within the new snow. Loose Wet activity is expected to rise on solar aspects, primarily tree line and below, as temperatures begin to rebound today. Loose Dry sluffs may be encountered in isolated steep terrain as the surface snow begins to facet near and below tree line in sheltered locations. While these slides are not a concern for burial, they can sweep a rider into potential hazardous terrain or obstacles. The lingering persistent weak facets from early season continue to linger but are showing signs of rounding, with some shallow areas becoming wet and refreezing. These are signs that the facets are beginning to strengthen while also becoming more deeply buried in many locations, making it more difficult to trigger.