26 Dec 2013

December 26, 2013

December 25 Th started off as a fairly nice day, there was even some sun at one point.

The front moved in from the South West fairly quickly.

By noon it was snowing at the very top, mid mountain it was raining and lower down , freezing rain.

Weather observations for Boxing Day December 26, 2013 taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2180 meters    -1.5, winds were 45-60 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters    -1.0, winds were 20-40 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters    -0.5, winds were 30-55 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters   +1.5, trace of new snow, Base 90 cm
1550 meters   +2.0, no new snow, Base 64 cm
  660 meters        0, Valley Temp .7 mm of precip yesterday

For the forecast the weak warm front will slowly give way to a cold front early Friday morning, bringing cooler temperatures and the possibility of 5-8 cm of snow. Freezing levels should drop to about 1400 meters by Friday morning. A drier North West flow will allow the Pacific high pressure to rebuild for Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, bringing unsettled weather.  A Westerly flow will develop on late Saturday/Sunday bringing more precip and a freezing level around 1000 meters. Models are in disagreement early next week so more on the New Year later.

For today expect light precipitation with freezing levels hovering around 1800 meters.

Cold front arriving early Friday morning.

Avalanches likely in Northern Utah Mountains: Forecaster's Concerned

Tech Tip; Hot scrape to clean ski base: EarnYour Turns

Utah Avalanche Centre: Ding Avalanche

French Alps face 'Strong" avalanche risk after storm: Variable Conditions

Man killed by an avalanche in: Bulgaria

Satellite image from December 25, 2013.

Hoping some of that moisture is arriving on Thursday evening.

The bottom of the cloud was very defined.

Not much of a sunset yesterday.

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