Tamarack backcountry

Location Name: 
Tamarack backcountry
Region: 
Tamarack Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 12:11


Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

No photos today

rain/rime crust at all elevations up to the ridge top.  More stout in open areas makes me think maybe rime.  More than a zipper crust,  just enough to be annoying and have to think about it skiing.  It was easy to shear , possible facets below it.  Won’t be enough  to lock thinks up, however snow was slightly damp below it  Damp snow below crust may be enough to lock things up if forecasted cold weather verifies.  Lower elevations were wet on my exit, this was more of a concern today.  I wouldn’t be surprised to hear about wet slabs.  Lots of rollerballs.

one quick hand ECT 7400, on a nw aspect, ECTP, part of column collapsed. 

I was able to ski 40 degree slopes with no reaction or concern.

Almost cornskiing inbetween the upper and lower elevations.

mostly moderate hazard today except for wet snow slides at lower elevations, I was thinking possible considerable in these areas.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
More detailed information about the weather: 

Really windy on the ridges.