27 Mar 2012

Some approaching fronts are so well defined.

At 2280 meters the temperature as of 06:00 was -6, winds were 20-40 KPH from the ESE. At 1550 meters the temperature was - 3.5, 87 % relative humidity and the barometer is falling. A trace of new snow was recorded over night.  In the valley it is 0.

With the expected snow on its way it will make it interesting with a 5-10 cm MFC on solar aspects and a 2-10 cm pencil slab on other aspects.

For the updated Avalanche Advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

For an interesting read on why there has been more snow in the past few years: Arctic Ice

Some information on La Nina:

La Nina is rapidly weakening. The cold anomalies in the central tropical Pacific are rapidly declining and some parts of the tropical eastern Pacific are now warmer than normal.   Predictive models suggest that La Nina will be over by the end of April.
Good news for us, hopefully we will get some nice weather this summer. 

Surveillance video of avalanche crashing into a warehouse: Very Powerful

Avalanche footage from out East: Quebec