12 Jan 2016

January 12, 2016

    Just before sunrise Monday January 11, 2016.

    Amazing sunrise yesterday morning in the approaching front.

    Some great light early in the am.

    Weak frontal band moving from the South.

     Snowing by noon. 1 cm recorded at 1550 meters by 14:00 Hours. 4 cm recorded by 16:00 Hours.

    Power flurries yesterday afternoon.

    Man made and Natural snow late in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for January 12, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -6, Winds were 30-45 KPH SSE   --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    -7, Winds were 25-30 KPH S        --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -4, Winds were 20-30  KPH ENE  --Rendevous
1835 meters    -3, Winds were 15-25 KPH ESE   --Roundhouse
1650 meters    -5, 7 cm of new snow, 8 cm in 24 hrs, 169 cm Base, RH 92%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -3, 6 cm of new snow, 7 cm in 24 hrs, 126 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters    -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -3.8. 3.5 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 07:00 Hours we have overcast skies, variable visibility at 1835 meters.

For the forecast, a stronger Pacific front will bring light/moderate precipitation amounts to our zone throughout the day with the FL possibly rising  to around 1200 meters. We may get lucky with some cooler temperatures. The front will continue into Wednesday morning with snow flurries before an upper level trough pushes through Wednesday night into Friday, with a mix of sun, cloud and flurries. A stronger pacific front is forecasted to arrive on Friday night/Saturday with warmer temperatures in a Southerly flow. Guesstimates: 15-18 cm by Wednesday morning. Looking down the road we could get 3-5 cm by Saturday morning, 15-20 cm by Sunday morning.

    The approaching front for today.

    Southwesterly flow today into tonight.

    System Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

    Wed night we should see the front move East and an upper trough will bring unsettled weather.

    Cold front expected for Thursday with unsettled conditions.


When it comes to Avalanche Avoidance, there are no dumb questions: BCA

Avalanche Awareness days at Red: January 16, 2016

Marker KingPin changes backcountry skiing: PowderCanada

Snow Dumps on some of Europe: HNGN

Siskiyou County promotes avalanche awareness: Mount Shasta

    Yesterday morning, Front moved in fairly quickly.

    Great clouds yesterday morning.

    Overcast yesterday by 11:00 Hours.

    Snowed 1.5 cm per hour between 14:00 and 16:00 Hours at 1550 meters yesterday.

    Man made yesterday was skiing very well on Cruiser. FL allowed snow making all day.

    Still looking like X-Mas.

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