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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 02.10.18 Name: VandenBos Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Northern Boulders Observed Terrain:   Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: Sky: Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind:
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
 Comments: Clear skies in the afternoon with a cold, light to moderate NW wind blowing on ridgetops. Wind wasn't moving any snow but if it really picked up there would be small amounts of snow to move around.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: Two very small loose wet sluffs in steep, rocky, south-facing terrain, likely from a few days previous. No other recent activity observed.
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

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Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: 
 
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Persistent Slab

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  Problem 2 Comments: 
 Comments: On the fence between persistent and wind slabs as primary concern today. In upper elevation terrain wind slabs are definitely the primary concern but persistent slabs are a more significant concern at middle.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend: