Some very sad news about a recent avalanche death of a very endeared member of our community and one of his friends.
Weather observations for October 3, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.
2240 meters -2, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
1860 meters 0, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the E
1550 meters +3, Relative Humidity 86 %
660 meters +8, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +15.5, 4 mm of rain recorded
For the forecast, mostly cloudy skies this morning before the weak upper ridge brings sunny breaks to the area this afternoon. The large upper trough to the north of our zone will continue to affect our weather pattern with very unsettled conditions as it pushes the high to the South. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy but dry, this pattern should continue into Friday and slowly change to light rain by Friday evening. As of now the weekend is looking wet. Will elaborate on that Friday.
Avalanche on Mount San Lorenzo has killed two free skiers: Aysen Region of Chile
Another update on the tragic accident in South America: Globe and Mail
Another avalanche death in Argentina, yesterday had many tragedies: SnowBrains
Local Ski Patroller launches mountain mapping initiative: The Question
Buried by Ken Wylie: Powder Canada
Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought: Science Daily
Avalanche Accidents in Switzerland: October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014