10 Dec 2015

December 10, 2015

    Strong winds in the past few days have moved a lot of snow around.

    Snow line reached the valley Wednesday morning, December 9, 2015.

    4 cm of new fell before 14:00 Hours on Wednesday.

   Very windy morning with clear patches, snow showers, and blowing snow.

    Lots of folks out for a walk.

   Nice snow for those who wanted to hike for it.

    A hint of sun yesterday afternoon.

    Just before sunset Wednesday.

Weather Observations for December 10, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -6 Winds were 30-60 KPH SSE          --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters       -7, Winds were 30-50 KPH SSE         --Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -7, Winds were 10-20 KPH SW          --Rendevous
1835 meters       -5, Winds were 20-40 KPH SSE         --Roundhouse
1650 meters       -4, trace of new, 4 cm in 24 Hrs, 138 cm Base, Relative Humidity 95%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters       -4, trace of new, 100 cm Base            --Catskinner 
  660 meters      +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.8. 10.9 mm of precip yesterday.

Avalanche control produced may Sz 1-2 ssl Xe, Xl, Sc yesterday.

Update: things are now lining up for the possibility of 25-35 cm by tomorrow. 14{00 Hours!!

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

For the forecast, a Pacific front associated with a deepening low will bring overcast skies and snow to the area with a freezing level hovering around 800 meters, likely 1000 meters by tonight5 We can expect another day of strong alpine winds.  The low will quickly move South allowing a weak ridge to build for Friday. Another cool moist pacific front will arrive for Saturday with slightly less precipitation and it will continue to snow into Sunday at the valley elevation. Th FL will vary from 800 meters to surface. Guesstimates: 15-25 cm by Friday morning, 10-15 cm by Sunday morning, 8-12 cm by Monday morning. Unsettled conditions are forecasted for Monday into Tuesday of next week.

    This mornings image.

    Low moved onto the coast early this am.

    Should see the brunt of the precipitation this afternoon.

   Low moves South down the coast later Thursday evening..

    Friday will be unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud.


New app gathers avalanche danger data from skiers: Montana State University

Transceivers and Batteries: ACMG Blog

Melting glaciers in Italy reveal a shocking surprise: Mental-Floss

Zen-Like State to stay focused: Jackson Hole Avalanche Awareness

Mountain Skills-Should I Stay or Should I Blow: BackcountryMagazine

    Yesterday mornings image, Eventually it became unsettled.

    Yesterdays image of today's storm.

    Level 2 course in lower Lakeside Bowl.

    Pit holes lower Lakeside Bowl. It was a nice afternoon.

    One of the new snow guns at the top of the Horstman Glacier.

    Lots of rimeing in the alpine.

    Wind effect and a sunny moment on Wednesday.

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