7 Jan 2016

January 7, 2016

    An avalanche has killed a worker in Sochi, story below.                                           LNR Media Pic

    07:30 yesterday morning, unsettled weather with a glimpse of the last quarter.

    Stratus layer was creeping down the valley from the NE.

    Cloudy conditions at times with lots of breaks. (Flute)

   Was a nice day with dust on cord. Off piste skiing was quite nice as well.

    More breaks by the afternoon with some nice light.

    Sunset Wednesday January 6, 2016.

Weather Observations for January 7, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -6, Winds were 15-20 KPH E           --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH NNW     --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were 0-5  KPH W             --Rendevous
1835 meters    -4, Winds were 0-10 KPH SSW       --Roundhouse
1650 meters    -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 170 cm Base, RH 94%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 128 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters    -8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -0.7. 0 mm of Precip recorded

   As of 06:30 Hours we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, high pressure will dominate the weather pattern into the weekend. The upper level ridge will strengthen in the next few days with dry sunny conditions. Freezing level will rise to around 1000 meters with day time heating then drop back down to the surface in the evenings. Stratus layer may develop over the valley. We may see some cloud on Sunday from a low off the coast. A weak splitting front may bring some precipitation for Monday night into Tuesday of next week. More on that as we get closer!! For now enjoy the sunshine and get out the sun screen.

    High pressure will bring sunny skies for today.

   High strengthens Friday into Saturday.

   Some cloud may slip into the zone on Sunday.

    Front forecasted to move down the coast next Tuesday.


An avalanche has taken the life of an avalanche technician in Sochi: Russia

Big snow and Big avalanche risk: InTheSnow

A minor avalanche has taken the life of  snowboarder in Bakuriani: Caucasus Mountains, Geogia

Only the barking mad would ignore avalanche warning: Scotland

Tips for travelling in Avalanche Terrain: GrindTV

   Satellite image from yesterday morning.

    High in Washington State began to expand Wednesday.

    Rainbow early Wednesday morning.

   Top of Symphony Chair.

    Clouds at the end of the day as the ridge was building.

    Alpin glow on Currie, note the sluffs.

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