11 Dec 2013

December 11, 2013

Uploading Wizard Chair at 07:30 Hrs, December 10, 2013.

More stratus cloud yesterday morning.

Humidity was up and the surface hoar was lovin it.

North facing slope at 1880 meters.

Weather observations taken December 11, 2013 at 06:00 Hrs.
2240 meters          No Data
2180 meters    -8, winds were 30-45 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters    -7, winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters    -6, winds were 15-30 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters    -8, Trace of  new snow, Base 80 cm
1550 meters         No Data, 1 cm new, Base 55 cm
  660 meters    -5, Valley Temp

The forecast for today will bring more unsettled weather, with the weak upper level ridge deflecting the precipitation that is just North East of our zone. Snowing in the Caribou area. There is cloud around so we may get the occasional snow flurry. Thursday will see a Pacific cold front and an upper level trough move through with light precipitation. Drier North West flow for Friday. Another cold front is expected for Saturday with snow in the forecast and freezing levels around 1200 meters, this pattern moves into Sunday with cloudy conditions and some light snow. Starting early next week the flow should shift to the West, confidence in the models is low so more on next week, later in the week.
Guesstimates: Today trace amounts; Thursday 3-6 cm; Friday trace amounts; Saturday 5-8 cm by Sunday morning; Sunday 3-5 cm by Monday morning.

GFS Model showing cold front followed by upper level trough for Thursday.

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   Stratus cloud very prevalent in our zone. Yesterday!

High clouds can be expected for today.

Sun Dog from yesterday afternoon around 15:00 Hrs.

Large Hoar growing on a blade of grass.

By the end of the day it was a very grey day!

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