16 Nov 2015

November 16, 2015

    Siachen Glacier Avalanche claims Army Officer, story in article section.            Kevin Kavi Photo

    Unsettled Friday afternoon, November 13, 2015.

    Big picture on Friday.

    Overcast on Saturday.

    Saturday at Noon. Most of the precipitation went S. Mt Baker recieved 38 cm on Saturday.

    Big picture Saturday.

    Looking like winter, Sunday November 15, 2015.

    Satellite image Sunday morning. Unsettled by the afternoon.

    Unsettled Sunday afternoon just before dusk.

Weather Observations for November 16, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -13, Winds were 20-30 KPH SSE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    -11, Winds were 30-40 KPH ENE  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -9, Winds were 15-25 KPH ENE  --Rendevous
1835 meters      -9, Winds were 20-25 KPH ESE  --Roundhouse
1650 meters      -9, ? cm of new, 80 ? cm Base, Relative Humidity 97%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -7, ? cm of new, ? cm Base  --Catskinner 
  660 meters      -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.8. 4.9 mm of pricip.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have mostly cloudy skies and unlimited visibility, cloud cover will > this am.

For the forecast, a strong warm front pushing into our zone will bring strong winds and light precipitation in a Westerly flow for today. The Freezing level will begin to rise reaching 1800 meters Tuesday morning and the precipitation rate will reach moderate amounts. A strong low will swing through with even stronger winds, but by the afternoon a drying trend begins with cooler temperatures in a Northwesterly flow as a cold front moves through our zone.  The freezing level will quickly drop back to the valley by Tuesday evening in the wake of the front. Wednesday at this time is looking mostly cloudy with light flurries, a similar day is expected for Thursday.  Friday is looking like a mix of sun and cloud with cool temperatures. Bring on the 2015-16 Season!!! Will be updating Wednesday morning. Guesstimates: 10-15 cm at 1650 meters by Wednesday morning depending on the FL. 20-30 cm above 1800 meters.

    Warmer temperatures by Tuesday morning.

    Most of the precipitation falls Monday night into Tuesday morning.


Army officer perishes in an avalanche on Siachen Glacier: Northern India

Avalanche forecasters issue early warning to Backcountry users in B.C.: Avalanche Canada

Tuesday avalanche on the Eliot Glacier: Mt Hood, Oregon

Massive Greenland Glacier melting quickly: Science Daily

Snowmaking becoming a big investment for winter recreation: The Province


From Dave Sarkany, Nov 13, 2015:

I was up in the Hurley area for the last couple of days. At tree line there is now 80cm+. Everything on the N slope I got to was whoomfing and cracking. I did a full pit  at 1750m and found a very reactive SH 10mm layer (probably Nov 4) about 30cm above the ground. I got ECTM (sp) at 30 and 35.
At least one slide path slid almost to valley bottom. But  vis was a bit on and off.

   Friday Afternoon.

    Friday late in the day.

    Saturday evening the snow clouds began to move in. 2 cm recorded at 1650 meters Sunday morning.

    Snow on the ground at 660 meters, Nesters Weather Station. Sunday November 15, 2015.

     Another image of the Nesters Station.

    Different perspective.

    Roses are DONE!!

    Some clearing near Days end. Sunday

    Sliver of a moon last night.

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