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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 04.08.18
 Drainage/Route:  Titus Observed Terrain:  to 9900' Zone/Region:  Smoky & Boulder Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 8-15 HST: Sky: Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Gusty from the NW
 Blowing Snow: Prev Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
 Comments: from brief bits of sunbreaks causing you to strip to tshirt, to s1 squalls keeping you in your jacket on uphills. no prolonged periods > 30mins solar input
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: a few very small SS pockets on lee (east) just off ridgeline. nothing with enough energy to run.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: no results from a few ski and small cornice cuts on ridge
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend:
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: overall better than expected skiing conditions especially in lower angle terrain. even S aspects holding enough new snow up high to improve ski quality. to add to prior obs by Savage re: greasy snow . . . did step out to steeper terrain on N aspect (36-38), quick pause for sluff management and snow dove deeper into underlying wet snow entraining more of a WL quality failure that knocked me off my feet. just a good reminder that not is all is what it seems. eventhough not enough snowfall for a robust windslab problem, WL problem lies just below what otherwise looks like dry snow at high elevations after this wet event.