5 May 2014

May 5, 2014

    Snow line came down to 1100 meters Sunday, May 4, 2014.

    Was sticking to the trees.

    Snow and old man's beard.

    Maintenance on the Village Gondola.

    Horned Lark's hanging near the Roundhouse, pit stop before heading North?

Weather observations for May 5, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 5-8 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the NNE
1550 meters       0, No new snow, .9 mm in precip gauge,  Base 177 cm
  660 meters     +4, Valley Temperature, 3.7 mm of precip yesterday Max Temp Yest + 11.7

For the Forecast, unsettled conditions for today as a high pressure aloft begins to build in the wake of the low pressure system moving East last night. Dry conditions will prevail until Thursday when another cold front approaches the coast in the early morning hours. For today there is a slight chance of some showers, mostly cloudy conditions, Tuesday should be drier with more sunny breaks, Wednesday is looking slightly cloudier with a fair chance of showers in the afternoon. The next front will give overcast conditions by Wednesday evening. Thursday and Friday will be wet with the possibility of 4-6 mm of precipitation on both days.  Freezing levels will rise from a high of 1750 meters today  to a high of 2300 meters by Wednesday. The rest of the week cools off slightly with levels around 2000 meters, seasonable conditions for May.

Sc (ski cut) and Na (Natural) up to size 1 were observed yesterday on Blackcomb.
Blackcomb Glacier and Spanky's are now marked as Ski Area Boundary.
These areas will still be AC closed if conditions warrant a closure.

                             As of 07:30 Hours we have cloudy skies with unlimited visibility.

    GFS model has most of the available moisture South of our zone, possible for a convective flurry.

    Yesterday at 13:00 Hours.

    Looking unsettled for a few days.

Avalanche death brings total to 27 in the US this season: Butte, Montana

2014 Cushing Crossing: Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

The Big Meltdown: North Cascades Conservation Council

Special Avalanche Advisory: Flathead Avalanche Center

Snowfall claims 10 lives in Jawzjan: Afghanistan

Avalanches hamper reopening of Srinigar-Leh Road: Northern India

   One of several power flurries yesterday afternoon.

    Fresh moist snow at Pig Alley weather plot. 1650 meters.

    A brief patch of blue yesterday afternoon.

    Road to the top of Garbanzo Chair.

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