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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 12.17.17 Name: VandenBos Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Galena Peak Observed Terrain:  7,300-11,100' Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: 2cm Sky: X Precip: S-1 Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Moderate from the NW
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
 Comments: Cloud deck sitting between ~8,500 and 11,000' in the afternoon generating very light flurries of snow. No accumulation. Air in clouds was saturated and was depositing water-ice rime on rocks, trees, me...
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: Observed debris from several wet loose avalanches on northwesterly aspects.
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Unreactive

Spatial Distribution:

Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: Trend: