24 Mar 2016

March 24 ,2016

    Four people have died in an avalanche in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan--Story Below Net Pic

    Bottom of the moist layer was at around 800 meters yesterday morning, Wed March 23, 2016.

    There was a band of good visibility between 2000 meters and 1700 meters at times!!

    There were moments when the visibility on the Glacier was decent with some good snow.

    Below the cloud in the valley yesterday am.

    Snowing in the afternoon, moderately.

    Snowing and blowing at 16:30 Hours. 25-35 KPH at 1860 meters.

Weather Observations for March 24, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -8, Winds were 30-50 KPH SSW  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -7, Winds were 30-45 KPH SSW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -6, Winds were 15-25 KPH S       --Rendevous
1835 meters     -5, Winds were 15-40 KPH S       --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -4, 10 cm of new snow, 12 cm in 24 hrs, 336 cm Base, RH 94%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -4,  6 cm of new snow,    7 cm in 24 hrs, 253 cm Base, RH 95%    --Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +5.4. 1.7 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility at 1835 meters.

For the forecast, post frontal onshore flow with snow showers in the mix for today in a Westerly flow. The FL will hover in the 1200 meter range with light to moderate winds. By Friday morning we should see mostly sunny skies with unsettled conditons moving in for later in the day in a cool Northerly flow. Unsettled conditions for Saturday morning before a weak slow moving frontal system passes through with cloudier skies and flurries by the evening. An upper level trough moves through on Sunday with cool and showery weather. A strong ridge of high pressure builds on Monday for dry mostly sunny conditions next week. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm for Friday morning, 8-10 cm for Sunday morning, 4-8 cm for Monday morning.

    Westerly flow for today with overcast skies, turning Northwesterly later in the day.

    We may get 2-4 cm by Friday morning.

    Mostly sunny for Friday.

    High pressure for Friday, weak front for Saturday.

    Upper level trough for Sunday.

    High pressure builds for Monday/Tuesday.


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    12:30 hours Wednesday afternoon, snowing lightly.

    Big picture on Wednesday.

    More moisture moving in our direction.

    Determined to get to the top.

    Snowing at days end.

    Snow line came down to 1000 meters at sweep.                                                                                                                            

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