Overcast morning with cold temperatures and no wind. Watched the east flow creep closer and the wind just started to kick up around 10:30 along with some flurries starting at the same time. Noticed active wind transport just getting started. Out of the field by noon and driving back down I-90 where snow showers and stronger winds were observed all the way to North Bend.
No recent avalanches observed but the tree bombs were already starting to wiggle and fall as the winds kicked up.
Dug a pit in the Kendall Right slidepath. The upper snowpack was mostly right side up but I found multiple areas of weak snow. Not a concern for today's travel, but these weak layers will be tested tonight and tomorrow. What we have been considering a stable snowpack will likely change and we will need to reassess conditions after the storm.