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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 01.23.18 Name: VandenBos Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Northern Boulders Observed Terrain:   Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: 5cm Sky: VAR Precip: S-1 Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Intermittent from the NW
 Blowing Snow: L Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
 Comments: Afternoon tour. "Storm" lasted longer than forecast, but didn't bring a ton of snow. Snowing up to S2 at times, but mostly just intermittently trickling out at S-1. Skies clearing on the drive back south around sunset with lingering low clouds hanging over the pass and in the Sawtooths. Temps were cold in the alpine, probably low teens F.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: No recent activity observed.
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Stubborn

Spatial Distribution:

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