The serious point is that Mt W avy victims possess an impressive list of educational and professional accomplishments, i.e., very smart people can do very dumb things.
The bottom line is, if you want to be 100% safe ("smart') then you shouldn't be in there at all.
I climbed there tons in the 70's and I would say in retrospect that 90% of the time there was some degree of avalanche danger. The day I got avalanched the forecast was "low," though it was then changed to "Very High," lol. It sure didn't seem any worse than all the other times I hadn't been avalanched in exactly the same place.