The CONSIDERABLE danger rating yesterday ended up being a conservative call, as new snowfall totals ended up being on the minimal end of the forecasted 2-6” spectrum. While 2” is certainly enough snow for the right winds to transport into dangerous wind slabs, this did not appear to materialize as much as expected yesterday due to the very light low-density of the new snow combined with its timing in relation to how the winds played out. It’s important to keep in mind that this statement is based off of limited observations and data, and that new concerning wind slabs did form yesterday morning in some areas, but certainly not nearly as widespread as feared.
On another note, June Lake appeared to have received at least an additional 2” of new snow yesterday afternoon / evening, while most other areas received a trace. This can most likely be attributed to Mono-Lake, and its effect on increased snowfall amounts for these types of cold inside slider storms. This extra snow’s low density and the associated light winds won’t add much to the avalanche concern.