3 May 2014

May 3, 2014

                            Mid morning May 2, 2014.

    Nc (natural cornice release) on Fallers East and Regulator from 17:30 hrs May 1- May 2 09:30.

    Carving it up.

    Fresh point releases on Moraine bottom of Fissile, Friday morning observation.

    Immanent precipitation at 17:15 hours, raining at Base 2 by 17:30 Hrs.

    Thanks to Martin Buchheiem for these photos from Currie avalanche May 1, 2014.

    People golfing Thursday experienced this avalanche coming down to the Green River.

   Climax soft slab avalanche Size 3.

Weather observations for May 3, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -3, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
1550 meters     +1, No new snow?, Base 178 cm, 1.5 mm of precip in gauge.
  660 meters     +6, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +20.6

For the forecast, cooler temperatures this morning with light showers to persist through out the day. Southwest flow aloft today with rising freezing levels (1600-1800m) as the large upper low sends the first frontal wave into our area. Sunday will be a similar pattern with slightly more precipitation. The air mass is some what stable so we may see less precipitation than mentioned yesterday.  Monday is looking  unsettled with showers and a freezing level that could go as high as 2000 meters. For Tuesday as of now it looks mostly cloudy with light spotty precipitation and a Freezing level around 2200 meters, a weak upper level ridge is forecasted to build Tuesday evening with unsettled weather into Wednesday.

   As of 07:30 Hrs we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing less than 1 cm per hour.

    Not much in terms of precipitation from the GFS.

   Satellite image from this morning at 07:00 Hrs. Looking cloudy!!

    Image at 12:30 yesterday, cirrus cloud thickening, stratus clouds approaching.

    Bit of a weak weather machine heading our way!!

US Weather model GFS now in 4 Th spot for Weather prediction: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Update on avalanche death in Italy: Ciamarella Mountain

BC SAR Incident summaries: April 21-27, 2014

Everything you've been wondering about Avalanches: BuzzFeed

Crested Butte Avalanche Center Advisory: Spring in Colorado

Snoqualmie Pass Avalanche Advisory: Northwest Avalanche Center

    Cornice blast on Sunset May 2, 2014.

    Sundog Friday morning.

    Clouds ahead of the first frontal wave mid day were advancing fairly quickly.

    Friday morning.

    Snow Spider!

    Contact immanent. But avoided.

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