19 Jan 2014

January 19, 2014

Avalanche in Valemont kills one snowmobiler on Saturday, story in links below.              File Photo

Another beautiful morning, First light Saturday January 18, 2014.

The day started with more blue than cloud.

By noon the wind picked up and the brunt of the front came in.

By days end it cleared out  with more blue.

Last light Saturday afternoon.

Weather observations for January 19, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     -4.5, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the SSW
2180 meters     -4.0, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the WNW
1860 meters     -2.5, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the S
1835 meters     -3.0, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the S
1650 meters     -1.0, No new snow, Base 140 cm
1550 meters         0, No new snow, Base 102 cm
  660 meters        -2, Valley Temp

The ridge of high pressure is still affecting our area, clouds should dissipate as the very weak front yesterday moves on. The high pressure should strengthen later this morning bringing mostly sunny skies into Monday. Another weak front is forecasted for Tuesday-Wednesday, but with this pattern we will see a very stable dry air mass with no precipitation likely. The ridge rebuilds for Thursday-Friday with more sunshine and elevated freezing levels. Today, the freezing level will steadily rise to 2000 meters, back into values higher than the local peaks by Monday.

Looking pretty dry on the coast.

Avalanche Survival Tips: Ski Bums

Avalanche Footage in Northern BC: You Tube

Loose wet avalanches a concern in: Oregon, Feeling the Heat

Snow Talks with Albi Sole: January16-18, 2014

Hillwalker causes massive avalanche in Cairngorms after fall: Scotland

Avalanche kills one snowmobiler in Valemont: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Avalanche awareness days, yesterday and today at top of solar.

Come by at the top of the Solar for a chance to win some swag.

Even the youngsters were out testing their skills.

Learning proper shovel techniques.

Crazy clouds

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