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PROFESSIONAL OBSERVATION FORM
 Start Date: 01.31.17 Name: Savage Operation: SAC
 Drainage/Route:  Valley Ck/Stanley Lake Ck Observed Terrain:  6300-6800' all aspects Zone/Region:  Banner Summit
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
 HN24: 3cm HST: 3cm Sky: X Precip: S1 Temps: 0 C
 Ridgeline Wind: Moderate and Gusty from the S
 Blowing Snow: L Snow Available for Transport: Small amounts
AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS
 No. Location Date Size Type Trigger Aspect Elevation Comments
SNOWPACK OBSERVATIONS
 HS: quick tour, just looking at upper 50-70cm 
 Upper Pack: moist/damp snow in upper 15cm on most aspects: mixed bag with some mixed forms or FC on many aspects but no sun crusts: most developed FC were on E/SE and associated with a wind or temp(?) crust: fair amount of faceting in most of the upper pack 
 Middle Pack: 1/18 melt freeze crust prominent, 2 crusts at that level in places: rounding FC above and below crusts  
 Lower Pack: not observed 
STABILITY TESTS
 Stability Test Results:
SNOW STABILITY
 Snow Stability Rating for your observed area: Very Good Confidence: HIGH Trend:
 Comments (aspects and elevations of instability, etc): Low elevations. Very little wind loading where I was.