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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 01.22.17 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Stanley area and driving to Ketchum Observed Terrain:  low elevations, mainly Stanley Basin Zone/Region:  Sawtooth Mountains
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: HST: Sky: Precip: S2 Temps: 27F
 Ridgeline Wind: Strong from the SE
 Blowing Snow: M Snow Available for Transport: Large amounts
 Comments: Stanley obs through 1430hrs. Driving obs 1430-1600hrs. Moderate to strong winds, SE, around Stanley Ranger Station. Strong 11-1300 hrs. Mod winds most of the drive. Snowing S1-2 near Stanley, S2-4 Smiley Creek-Galena Lodge, tapered to flurries by Phantom Hill.
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
 1 Fish Hatchery Today 1 SS N W 6700 E side of highway near fish hatchery.
 3 Gold Ck Peak Today 1 SS N W 7200 Peak just north of Gold Creek, just E of highway.
 Comments: Crossloaded gullies being loaded by SE winds. Small wind slabs confined to sides of gullies, 15-30cm thick and <15m wide.
AVALANCHE PROBLEM ASSESSMENT
Avalanche Characteristics
Character/Avalanche Problem:
Wind Slab

Layer/Depth:
15-30cm

Likelihood of Triggering
Sensitivity:
Very Touchy

Spatial Distribution:
Specific
Terrain
  Primary Concern Comments: 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Confidence: Trend:
BOTTOM LINE
 Comments: Wind slab problem going to get worse before it gets better where I was looking. Winds still moving plenty of snow and new snow falling this afternoon will provide fresh "ammo" for the wind.