16 Jan 2014

January 16, 2014

First light Wednesday January 15, 2014. The stratus layer moved in at first light, upper clouds dissipated as the day progressed.
 Unsettled for most of the morning.

Awesome day if you were above the thick moist stratus layer.

Just before sunset yesterday afternoon.

Weather Observations for January 16, 2014. taken at 06:00 Hrs.
2240 meters     -2.5, winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSW
2180 meters     -1.5, winds were 10-15 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters       +5, winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters       +3, winds were 10-15 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters       -.5, no new snow, Base 147 cm
1550 meters       +2, no new snow, Base 112 cm
  660 meters         0, Valley Temp

Today will be mostly sunny as the upper ridge strengthens and brings dry conditions into Friday evening.  The Northwesterly flow aloft associated with stable warm air continues to be our pattern. The decaying front approaching the coast will have little impact on the area, likely unsettled for Saturday into Sunday with a mix of sun and cloud. Monday and Tuesday are looking mostly sunny. Freezing levels will raise to 3500 meters for Thursday - Friday, dropping to 1500 meters Saturday evening, hovering in the 1800 meter level Sunday before a continuous warming trend to 3000 + meters by Tuesday.

Ridge rebuilds for Monday into early next week.

High pressure re-establishing off the coast.

Spikes in Avalanche Beacons: Beacon Review

Avalanche Awareness Days January 18-19, 2014: Canadian Avalanche Centre

She Blinded me with Science: Are snowflakes really all different

Thought-Provoking Avalanches at Jackson Hole: January 15, 2014

Lawsuit against Alta Ski Area for Snowboarding Ban: Utah

Avalanche Close Calls in the Rockies: ACMG Blog

Three skier's rescued after avalanche involvement at Niseko Resort: Japan

It was hard to descend into the valley at the end of the day.

A size 2.5 natural from the weekend storm on Disease Ridge.

Avalanche transceiver checker at the entrance to Garibaldi Provincial Park in Blackcomb Glacier.

Still many people walking by with absolutely no avalanche safety equipment.

Found a temperature crust in isolated areas at 1850 meters on North West aspects just below tree line.

Looking towards Mount Currie at days end.

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