12 Oct 2015

October 12, 2015

    Fresh snow down to 1800 meters Sunday morning.

    Friday was a relatively dry day with only 0.6 mm of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    There were even glimpses of blue on Friday.

    Saturday started off fairly dry but that changed eventually. 23.6 mm of rain at 660 meters.

    Image from Saturday. Strong winds Friday night and Saturday. 121 KPH max gust at 2180 meters.

    Big picture Saturday.

    Early Sunday morning, official sunrise was at 07:27. Loosing 4 minutes of daylight per day.

    Mostly cloudy Sunday morning. 0 degrees at 1835 meters at 07:00 Hours.

    Satellite image from Sunday morning.

    Late Sunday afternoon. Clouds moved in, only a trace of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    Satellite image from Sunday afternoon.

Weather Observations for October 12, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     No data, Possible lightning strike Saturday night.
1835 meters     +1, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the SE
1650 meters     +2, Relative Humidity 75%
  660 meters     +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.3.Trace of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility with wet snow.

    Satellite image from this am, band of moist clouds moving through our zone today.

For the forecast, a slow moving cold front will pass through our zone today and into Tuesday morning in a Westerly Flow. A large upper ridge begins to build on Tuesday and strengthen by Wednesday. We should see mostly sunny skies into Friday with the chance of some fog in the mornings. Long range models are showing another weak cold front for next weekend, but that is a long time from now. More on that in Fridays post.

    Cold front and light to moderate precipitation for today.

     Front will weaken later today with lingering cloud into Tuesday morning.

    Ridge will begin to build on Tuesday.

    Ridge strengthens for Wednesday.

    Nice weather into Friday.
    Another cold front for Saturday into Sunday.


What is the most important Snow Safety Tool: Teton Gravity

We do not need any more chairlifts in B.C.: D'arcy McLeish

French court hears about death of British School Girl loading lift: PlanetSki

Backcountry skiers lament loss of West Shore parking: Lake Tahoe

The Look: Mountain Sledder

Snowflake Science: SnowCrystals.com

    Saturday morning was quite pleasant and very warm.

    Lots of leaves left the trees on Friday night into Saturday.

    Wet Saturday afternoon, very wet Saturday night.

    Just before sunrise Sunday.

    Some colour on Sunday October 11, 2015.

    Busy day in the Bike Park Sunday.

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