5 Jan 2015

January 5, 2015


    36 cm of new snow in 12 hours, Upper Brackendale. Freezing rain now! Conny Amelunxen Pic

  
    09:00 Hours Sunday January 4, 2015.

    Not bad visibility in the morning, 7 Th Heaven just before opening the lift.

    Moderate snowfall in the valley yesterday morning.


Weather observations for January 5, 2015, taken at 06:00 Hours this Am.


2240 meters        -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the S
2180 meters        -3, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the S
1860 meters        -3, Winds were 20-30KPH from the E
1835 meters        -2, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the W
1650 meters        -1, 21 cm of new new snow, 34 cm in 24 hours,  Base 149 cm
1550 meters         0, 19 cm of new new snow, 34 cm in 24 hours, Base 120 cm,  RH 99%.
  660 meters        -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest -4.8, 29.2 mm of precip in 24 hours..

   As of 07:00 Hours we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing lightly.




For the forecast, the low will slowly shift Eastward in a strong Westerly flow aloft prior to the high pressure building to the South by late Tuesday afternoon. So for today, we can expect mostly cloudy skies with some light snow this morning with a steadily increasing freezing level, topping out this evening above the local peaks. We could see as much as 10-15 mm of rain by tomorrow morning.  The ridge will bring unsettled conditions by Tuesday evening into Thursday with dry warm conditions. Wednesday looks to be a relatively sunny day. Models are not trending to a consensus for later in the week, so more on that later. Guesstimates 2-4 cm for this morning.



    Good looking snow clouds yesterday around Noon.

    All the bits lined up to give us some well deserved snow, most of it went to Washington State.

    Low will move inland today and weaken.

  
    Warm front will slowly push North, as the warm offshore ridge dominates the pattern.


   Ridge continues to hold into Wednesday. With warm southern inland air rising the freezing levels.

   Next precipitation event will be Friday.



Articles:

Snow Flakes come in 35 Different shapes, Scientists say,: Huffington Post

Weekly Incident report for BC-SAR Groups: EMBC

Slippery conditions prompt NSR to warn hikers: Vancouver, B.C.

Crews better suited for 'Avalauncher' after last years accident: Colorado

Graupel-Pellet Shaped snow: Learn something new



    Certainly looking a lot like winter!!

   Snowing moderately in the alpine yesterday morning.                                             Tasso Lazaridis Pic

    Snowing harder in the afternoon of Sunday January 4, 2015.

   By the afternoon the dry snow was accumulating in the branches.

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