30 Nov 2013

November 30, 2013

Cloudy in the morning but luckily it broke in the afternoon. November 29Th.

Stratus layer in the valley with many cloud types in the sky yesterday afternoon. Not so nice below 1000 meters.

Cirrus, cumulus, stratus, but no precip until 20:00 Hours, Nov 29Th.

Frontal wave moved in later in the day just prior to dusk.

Weather observations taken at 06:00 Hrs November 30, 2013.

2240 meters    No Data
2180 meters    -4,    winds were 25-35 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters    -3.5, winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters    -2,    winds were 15-25 KPH from the SW
1650 meters    -1,   7 cm of new snow, Base 67 cm
1550 meters    -1,   7 cm of new snow, Base 49 cm
  660 meters    +3,  Valley Temp,1.2 mm precip recorded yesterday

For the forecast, today will be cloudy with some light snow at times. A stronger Pacific frontal system will arrive later today bringing light to moderate snowfall into Sunday. Flurries again for Sunday ramping up to moderate snowfall again Sunday night into Monday morning. Northerly flow with  modified arctic air will bring clear and cold conditions into next week. Freezing level will hover around 1500 meters until Monday morning when it will drop to the valley. Guesstimates: 5-8 cm by Sunday morning, 10-15 cm by Monday morning.

Avalanche: A Surviors Guide: Welove2ski

Making snow without electricity: Nessy Zero E

Spatial Predictions of Surface Hoar and Crust Formations: ASARC

There are facets in the snow pack now, but during next weeks cold event it will become an issue everyone must become concerned about: Faceted Snow

Radar the Rescue Dog, Avalanche Awareness for Kids: Pique

BCA Airbags have been recalled: Here are the models and serial #'s

How Scary are the conditions in Utah?: Very, Remotely triggered hard slab!!

Satellite Image from yesterday around 15:00 Hrs.

Photo taken around the same time as the Satellite image.

Just before Sunset November 29, 2013.

Some flurries are possible on Monday morning.

Looking dry later in the week. 

An Omega Block is forming next week. Definition: Wikipedia

Lets hope the omega block is short lived, great for making snow but not so good for the real stuff!!

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