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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 03.31.18 End Date: 03.31.18
 Drainage/Route:  Titus, Broumaghin, Saviers Observed Terrain:  8600 -- 10400, all aspects Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: Sky: Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind:
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 Older than a week 4 SS N N 9200
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Stubborn

Spatial Distribution:

Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: variable density WS at all aspects in high alpine.
 
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wet Loose

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:


Spatial Distribution:

Terrain
  Problem 2 Comments: 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: HIGH Trend: Improving
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Delayed obs but destructive size of large slide in Austrian chutes largest I've seen all year. from last storm event, started with windslab failure quickly stepped down to 2/14 PWL, then later steps down to ground. path carries up into opposite side of valley in places. Otherwise travel obs confirm forecast on all aspects at alpine, windslab problem potential, but stubborn and very comfortable stepping out into steeper terrain on a long area orientation day. bulletproof density up top -- sticky schmoo down below and a little bit of every density in between. it's transition time.
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austrian chutes slide

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austrian chutes #2