1-4” of new snow fell mid-day yesterday, with pre-frontal SW winds which quickly shifted out of the NE as snowfall intensity increased. These winds have continued through the night at more moderate levels, and are expected to continue through much of the day on Thursday. New wind slabs have surely formed in leeward locations at tree line and above, below ridgelines, in the sidewalls of gullies and around other features that promote drifting. These are most likely to be found on E-S-W facing slopes. The light density and small quantity of this snow is not too concerning in areas that did not receive loading from the wind.
Prior to this storm yesterday the snowpack has undergone a lot of faceting (weakening sugary snow) on E-N-W facing slopes, and areas where these new wind drifts are overlying this weak faceted snow could remain more sensitive to human triggering for much longer.
Beware that many early season obstacles still exist, and with a few inches of light new snow, my be even harder to see than before this small storm.