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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 04.04.18 End Date: 04.04.18
 Drainage/Route:  Easley Observed Terrain:  7000-11000 Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: Sky: Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Steady from the N
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport:
 Comments: OVC --. BKN
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 w aspect sw shoulder easley Older than a week 3 SS N W 10600
 Comments: from last 3/22-23 event. ss crown, steps down and entrains entire W facing gully. 6 - 9" diam trees in debris piles
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Stubborn

Spatial Distribution:
Isolated
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Good Confidence: MODERATE Trend:
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: a substantial amount of snowpack cleansed from upper elevations (10800- 11K). minimal solar input today, so south aspects did not soften. no recent activity. small pockets of stiff windslab at upper elevations, but appears most already failed or been blown away. good training for sastrugi skiing.