29 Dec 2015

December 29, 2015

    Glad I am skiing here, Europe looks dismal.                                                                        Net Pic

    Touring Frenzy                                                                                                    Jeff Yarnold Image

    Snow making on Lower Cruiser Run early Monday, December 28, 2015.

    Snow making at 2240 meters above the Horstman Glacier.

    First light on the Tusk.

    Another awesome day with blue sky by the afternoon.

    A few clouds around mid day Monday.

    Sunset was at 16:16.

Weather Observations for December 29, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -13, Winds were 10-15 KPH NW     --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters   -12, Winds were 5-10 KPH W          --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -11, Winds were 0-5  KPH NE          --Rendevous
1835 meters   -10, Winds were 5-10 KPH E           --Roundhouse
1650 meters   -12, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hours 182 cm Base, RH 90%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -11, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 134 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters   -12, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +0.8. 0 mm of precipitation recorded

    As of 07:00 hours this am we have some scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a strong upper level ridge and associated Arctic air will bring cool weather into the area for Tuesday and Wednesday. The ridge strengthens for Thursday and will remain for the near future with a strong persistent inversion developing with a warm offshore flow.  We can expect the freezing levels to exceed our maximum elevation by Friday morning. This blocking pattern will continue for the next 10 days with typical El Nino weather by the weekend, Mild and Dry!! Yuck!!

    Surface high pressure for Tuesday into Wednesday.

    High pressure strengthens for Thursday.

    High continues to dominate into Saturday and beyond.


Low risk of avalanches doesn't mean no risk: Parks Canada

Update on conditions in the French Alps: Dismal

Gazex Exploder deemed successful: CDOT

Backcountry Skier rescued from North Shore Avalanche Terrain: Hollyburn Mountain

Snowmobiler triggers avalanche in Double Hills area: Uintas, Utah

Farewell to Stein Eriksen: Iconic Ski Legend

    A few clouds in the morning, mostly sunny in the afternoon.

    Ridge of High Pressure building.

    Clouds yesterday morning.

    Surface hoar is liking the weather.

    Sun was warming up some of the tree bombs yesterday.

    Days end Monday.

    Lots of folk taking advantage of the tube park.

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