Sunny in the morning quickly gave way to cloudy skies mid-morning and intense snow above 11,000' with convective precipitation. Easily snowing 1" an hour of mainly graupel at higher elevations with very calm winds. There is a lot of snow available for transport once the winds pick back up.
Over the last 5 days we've picked up close to 2 feet of snow with no wind. The snow felt denser than the expected low-density snow from last night. We picked up easily 10" of snow in the last 24 hours which has been added to the Valentine's Day storm. When we had visibility we could see a couple of small loose snow avalanches or storm slab avalanches in steep terrain near and above treeline.
We are not noticing any cracking or collapsing of the new storm slabs as we have not had any winds. We have not noticed any avalanche activity on the persistent faceted weak layers that have plagued our snowpack all season. We may just be lacking a big enough load, or lacking cohesive slabs. With a deepening snowpack, we are seeing these facets to be healing and strengthening which is a good sign.