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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 03.23.19 Name: Lundy Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Copper North Side Observed Terrain:  6700-9000' Zone/Region:  Banner Summit
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 2cm HST: Sky: OVC Precip: Temps:
 Ridgeline Wind: Calm
 Blowing Snow: Snow Available for Transport: None
 Comments: Initially SCT to BKN skies becoming OVC by 1300.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
None Reported
 Comments: A number of older wet loose slides but nothing remarkable or bigger than D1. A few came from steep, shady terrain at low to mid elevations but most were on solars.
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: Probed once at 7150', N and HS was 275. Suspect 250-300+cm at upper elevations. 
 Upper Pack: Above 8000', shady aspects were dry, settled soft snow and old wind effect from the NW wind event a while back. SW aspect at 8900' had a frozen, barely supportable 4cm MFcr. Mid and low elevation solars had a thin, breakable or softening crust with wet snow below. Interesting, north aspects above around 7200' (low/mid elevation) were dry beneath a breakable surface crust.  
 Middle Pack: n/o 
 Lower Pack: n/o 
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wet Loose

Layer/Depth:


Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Stubborn

Spatial Distribution:
Specific
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: 
 Comments: Surfaces were fairly wet at low elevations, but seemed to be draining pretty well and there wasn't a whole lot melt input other than ambient temps. I pushed on some small, steep, low elevation slopes and couldn't get anything to move. Nothing going on at upper elevations where shadys were dry and solars remained frozen, at least until 1400.
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
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BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Extremely variable conditions by aspect and elevation, but didn't see anything particularly concerning given the lack of solar input. Main concern was low elevations, but even though those surfaces were wet they didn't want to move.

There was decent skiing on upper elevation shady slopes, but pretty grim elsewhere.