Thanks, and we consciously avoided any risky areas including the affected street, but I was still as chocked as anybody else.
After a deadly avalanche 14 months ago, which destroyed 11 houses (including the one I stayed in for the solar eclipse nearly two years ago), an avalanche warning system was implemented. But the sad thing is that experts evaluated the situation twice in the 24 hours before yesterday's avalanche, and hours before they issued a warning about high avalanche risk, but also explicitly saying that avalanches wouldn't be large enough to reach populated areas. Obviously, they were wrong. So the confidence in the warnings has now taken a serious blow. What now seems most likely is that all the outermost buildings will be permanently abandoned and left as they are to serve as a buffer protecting buildings below, since the warnings can't be fully trusted.
Perhaps they underestimated the amount of snow, and didn't fully consider the possibility of an avalanche starting as high in the mountain as was the case. Avalanches in the lower part of the slope are frequent, which don't have a far reach, but something starting this high hasn't been seen before.
The wind calmed down later in the day which improved the visibility so the avalanches could be seen. There was one wide (to the left in the picture below) which was in agreement with the warning: likely, but would not reach the town, and a second (to the right, but started even higher up outside the picture frame), which was note foreseen.
Looking at the weather data, the highest 10 minute wind speed average reached 20.3 m/s, gusting to 28.4 m/s, measured around the time I shot some of the video clips that I posted. Visibility sometimes dropped to less than 10 meters. The place we stayed at looked like this after the storm:1080p version of the video
(some struggle to play the original 4K video)