23 Dec 2013

December 23, 2013

Sunday December 22, 2013, the temp at this elevation went from -3 at first light to +1 by 17:00 Hrs

Not much separation from the warm moist airmass and the stratus cloud.

2 cm of new snow fell on Blackcomb on Sunday, every centimetre helps.

Yesterday afternoon warm air aloft brought drizzle to the upper elevations, temperatures in the alpine went as low as -1.

Weather Observations for December 22, 2013 at 06:00 hours.

2180 meters    -3,    winds were 30-60 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters    -2.5, winds were 125-50 KPH from the S
1835 meters    -2,    winds were 15-40 KPH form the S
1650 meters     0,    6 cm of new snow, Base 95 cm
1550 meters   +.5,   3 cm of new snow, Base 70 cm
  660 meters    +1,   Valley Temp; 1.6 mm of precip yesterday

This morning we may see some flurries as a westerly flow associated with a cold front moves through our area later today. A dirty upper level ridge builds for tomorrow with mostly unsettled conditions for the week. Expect a mix of sun and cloud with the occasional snow flurry. Some days will be cloudier than others but the dry pattern continues into the weekend.

Cold front in Blue will be moving through by this afternoon. Yesterdays image.

CAC, Ilya Storm reveals tips on Avalanche Safety: Prevention and Management

Update on Avalanche in Kashmir: Gurez

Blow em-Thoughts on airbags and avalanches: Timrasmus

8 avalanches in 2 days, only minor injuries reported: Utah

2 injured in avalanche on Bridger Ridge: Montana

Ski Tourer killed by Pralognan Slide: France

There was some great skiing on the Horstman Glacier prior to the arrival of the warm moist airmass.

Having schoolmarm opened helps the traffic flow.

Here is an image from last year on December 22, 2012. We will have to be patient!!

High pressure for Tuesday.

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