The heavy rain observed in the valley bottoms on Monday brought 15-20+cm of storm snow above 600m elevation and was accompanied by moderate to strong southerly winds. This has created soft windslabs in the alpine and treeline elevations. The storm snow and soft slabs overlies a melt-freeze crust and/or suncrust on solar aspects. Natural activity was observed at this interface today with the usual daytime warming and solar influence. There were also several natural windslab releases within the past 24hrs, likely during the storm yesterday.
It appears that the "great spring conditions" of the past week or so might be on a little time off until the current storm instabilities settle out. Something to keep in mind with the forecasted sun and warming for the long weekend.