9a.m. ~5.6k elevation. Gusts of 15-20mph. Sunny quickly turning to overcast.
Dug two quick pits. One on ESE aspect. One on NE aspect. CTV SP Q1 on both pits - New snow failed on layer of facets (broken, wind-affected snow). These results were consistent and easily repeatable.
Variable depth of top layer but both pits had a top layer consisting of ~20cm wind slab.
Could also identify many different wind blown layers in quick pits.
Was able to get a slide to propagate pretty good by stomping on a wind drift (picture attached).
Lots and lots of collapses and whumpfing
Prospectus: the new snow paired with high winds tonight will add significantly to an already dangerous snow pack. Add some sun, as forecasted for tomorrow, and a natural avalanche cycle will most likely be in full swing tomorrow.