Before our most recent storm surface conditions were a mixed bag of wind board, melt freeze crusts and loose-grained faceted snow. While the new and old snow seems to be bonding well at lower elevations, this is less pronounced at upper elevations. These sometimes-slick interfaces can increase the sensitivity of slab avalanches. Avalanches today may propagate wider, and run further than you may normally expect.
A number of reports of natural and skier-triggered avalanches came in yesterday including some very close calls in extreme, alpine terrain. These act as good reminders that even relatively small spring storms can bring a variety of avalanche concerns. As spring approaches the long days and mild weather have a tendency to draw us into more consequential terrain. But its important to give the snow pack time to adjust. Keep track of changes in the snow surface, remember that wind slabs remain a concern for many days even after the wind has slowed or even stopped all together, and always use safe travel protocols.