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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 01.19.19 Name: Savage, Weeks, Radecky Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Cape Horn Ck to Cape Horn/Fir divide Observed Terrain:  lower and middle elevations, most aspects Zone/Region:  Banner Summit
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 6cm? HST: Sky: X Precip: S-1 Temps: -1 C
 Ridgeline Wind: Light and Intermittent
 Blowing Snow: None Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
 Comments: Warmed from about 25F to at/just above freezing by 1600hrs. Rain-snow line was around Stanley Lake Ck. Last night: 5cm new snow in Stanley.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: about 100cm in meadows near HWY21 parking lot: no formal observations, doing rescue training 
 Upper Pack: Top 1cm got wet today during the day, then some recent (past 48hrs) PP/DF, then DF from bigger recent storm 
 Middle Pack: DF and RG 
 Lower Pack: not thoroughly observed, but FC layer was not that thick or weak (compared to other places I've been recently) 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results: None performed.
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend:
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Widespread rollerballs on steep, generally S facing paths just up the road from the parking lot. No wet loose activity - yet. It did not rain on us from 1230-1630hrs, but it wasn't far from being rain when we left. Surface snow was beginning to crack when pulling on it/doing hand shear tests. There are some crystal changes/interfaces in the upper 15cm that could get sensitive overnight with more damp snow/weight added to the equation. I can't really say much about the persistent slab/deep persistent slab problems, but I would trust them less now than I did this morning in this area.