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ADVANCED OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 02.22.19
 Drainage/Route:  Cow camp road near stanley Observed Terrain:  6450 north facing, 15* slope Zone/Region:  Sawtooth Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: .25 HST: .25 Sky: FEW Precip: Temps: -6.8 c
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Steady from the W
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport:
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 Cow creek rd Within past week 2 HS U N 6500
 Comments: Same two avalanches observed in the area earlier in the week
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Persistent Slab

Layer/Depth:
54cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Reactive

Spatial Distribution:
Widespread
Where did you find this problem?
  Primary Concern Comments: Did not observe south facing aspects
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: CT3 SC @ 70cm down 70cm. ECTP 24 @ 53 cm down
OBVIOUS SIGNS OF INSTABILITY
 Marked with checkmark if observed:
 Collapsing (isolated) Depth: 70 cm Length: Unknown
 Comments: Group of 11 conducting snow profiles on 10-12* slope, gathered to one snow pit to observe technique and entire slope experienced a whumph
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Poor Confidence: MODERATE Trend: Worsening
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): Expect trend to worsen as new snow falls on shallow snowpack and loads weak layers over the next few days.