24 Nov 2015

November 24, 2015

    First Avalanche Fatality in NA this season on Mt Whitney, story in article section below. Net Pic

    Catskinner Weather plot Monday morning. 50 cm Base

    Very light snow Monday, November 23, 2015-- 3 cm recorded at 1650 meters by 14:00 Hours.

    Front over the area on Monday.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.

    Snowing in the valley at dusk.

Weather Observations for November 24, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -14, Winds were 25-65 KPH SSE     --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      -14, Winds were 70-100 KPH SSW  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -12, Winds were 35-60 KPH NW       --Rendevous
1835 meters      -11, Winds were 15-40 KPH SSE      --Roundhouse
1650 meters      -10, 8 cm of new,  11 cm in 24 hrs, 82 cm Base.--Pig Alley
1550 meters        -8, 5 cm of new ?, 55 cm Base? RH 90 %  --Catskinner 
  660 meters        -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.3. 7.4 mm recorded yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have some broken cloud and unlimited visibility. Wind chill -22.

For the forecast, the cold front moved through last night quickly with some dismal results. A modified arctic outbreak will bring cold temperatures in a dry Northeast flow for today and into Wednesday. The ridge will build quickly and be with us until at least next Tuesday. Models show a Southwest flow developing by next Tuesday but that's a ways off. Inverted temperatures by this Thursday.

    Moisture went South, a few lingering clouds in our area this am.

    Modified arctic high for this morning.

    Omega Block into Friday with some warm temperatures, FL could go to 2400 meters.


UCLA Student found deceased in Mt Whitney Avalanche: California

Search & Rescue crews urge caution to backcountry explorers: Global News

5 Avalanche Statistics you need to know: SnowBrains-2014

Summit County Rescuers respond to 3 avalanches over the weekend: Colorado

   Fresh snow was nice on Monday.

    New digs in the Rendezvous. Nice!!

    Size 3 slab avalanche in Boreas Pass, Colorado over the weekend, story above.         CAIC Image    

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