10 Jan 2016

January 10, 2016

    Two Italians die in a Swiss Avalanche--Story below.                                                              Net Pic

    First light Saturday morning.

    Just before sunrise Saturday January 9, 2016.

    Looking Southwest Saturday morning.

    Looking North at the same time.

    Stratus layer moved in from the NE.

    Stratus layer did thin and dissipate over the Whistler Valley.

    Nice light on Armchair at days end.

    Some cloud to the South at sunset.

Weather Observations for January 10, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH S         --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    -7, Winds were 15-20 KPH SSW   --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were 5-10  KPH E          --Rendevous
1835 meters    -6, Winds were 0-5 KPH W            --Roundhouse
1650 meters    -6, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 165 cm Base, RH 94%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -5, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 122 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters  -11, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -1.6. 0 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, high pressure will bring sunny conditions to the area for another day. The freezing level will rise from the surface this morning to 1400 m by tonight in a light Southerly flow aloft. A weak front approaches Monday morning with cloudy conditions by the afternoon and some light precipitation with the FL reaching 1200 m. Warmer air and light/moderate precipitation under cloudy skies for Wednesday. Unfortunately the FL looks to peak at around 1500 meters. A very weak ridge builds for Thursday with unsettled conditions and a descending FL to as low as surface by the evening. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Tuesday morning, 10-20 cm by Wednesday morning, 10-15 by Thursday morning. Still time for some adjustments, stand by.

    Last day for the high pressure.

    Front moving on shore Monday.

   Animated sequence for Monday into Tuesday.

    Stronger front Tuesday into Wednesday.

    Some decent precip amounts.

    In motion.


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    Surface hoar is growing.

    Stratus layer and high cloud to the South yesterday afternoon.

    Coated from the snow guns.

    Time for a new surface, our terrain is fairly skied out.

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