Tamarack out of bounds

Location Name: 
North and South Tamarack Backcountry
Region: 
Tamarack Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 12/23/2016 - 13:00
Location Map: 
United States
44° 41' 25.368" N, 116° 9' 21.9888" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
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Basal Facets are widespread throughout the zone.  Very weak when isolated but good strength when connected to surrounding snowpack.  Saw well developed DH in north pit but would need to find a thin spot or other trigger to get it to fail.  Had collapses on this layer 10 days ago in same area.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
South
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour