11 Feb 2014

February 11, 2014

    It was snowing 2 cm per hour for a brief time yesterday morning in the valley. Nice to see!!!

                       9 cm at 1550 meters by 12:00 Hrs. 10 cm measured at 14:30 Hrs.

    Biking had been very popular prior to today's snow.

    Big screen in Olympic Plaza for viewing the games.

Weather observations for February 11, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     -11, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSW
2180 meters     -10, Winds were 40-60 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters     -10, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the S
1835 meters       -9, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the S
1650 meters       -7, 6 cm of new snow, Base 136 cm 15 cm in 24 hours
1550 meters       -6, 6 cm of new snow, Base 108 cm 15 cm in 24 hours
  660 meters        0, Valley Temp, 7.2 mm precip recorded yesterday

Will see a break in the precip  until  later this afternoon when the next vigorous frontal  wave moves in from the North East Pacific with a moist Westerly flow aloft. This system will quickly pass through with strong winds. A weaker system is expected for Wednesday followed by a break for Thursday. Another vigorous front will arrive Thursday night into Friday, another on Saturday, and yet another Sunday night. Seems the pattern has changed in the short term and we are in a storm cycle for a week. Guesstimates; 12-16 cm by Wednesday morning, 16-20 cm by Thursday morning, 16-18 cm by Friday morning, 5-8 cm by Saturday morning. More on the amounts for the weekend later but Monday morning could be epic with amounts near 40 cm.

    Next frontal wave moving in this afternoon with heavy precip expected.

    Looks like we will see a break tomorrow.

    Next front will arrive this evening.

Know before you go: Utah Avalanche Center

Conditions Review; Jan 30-Feb 5, 2014: CAC Forecasters Blog

Keystone Canyon cleanup, footage of the hard work: Valde

Berthoud Pass reopens after avalanche cleanup, Loveland Pass remains closed: February 10 Th

Avalanche from above article seen from Highway: You Tube

Rangers pluck 3 skiers from Granite Canyon: Jackson Hole

Six Ski Tourer's caught in an avalanche: Col de La Forclaz, France

One Dead, one partly buried in Colorado avalanche: Snowmobiler's, Kebler Pass

    People in Olympic Plaza enjoying the fresh snow! Sucker hole top right.

    Weather equipment at 1550 meters, Catskinner Weather Plot.

    Winds at 11:30 Monday were 60 KPH at the Rendevous.

   The snow eventually stopped and some blue skies appeared yesterday afternoon.

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