27 Nov 2011

Ryan Bougie Picture: As you can see there is not much visual reference at this time. A size 2 was observed out of low test with explosive testing this am. In the past 24 hours the temperatures spiked to maximums at 17:00 on Saturday November 26 Th. Horstman Hut at 2240 Meters was -1.2 and at the Catskinner weather plot 1550 Meters it was +2.4. Winds in the alpine over the past 24 hours have been averaging at  65-85 Km per hour with gusts up to 150 Km per hour. The Catskinner weather plot had 1 centimeter of new snow this morning while the Pig Alley weather plot at 1650 meters had 10 centimeters. Pig Alley Precipitation gauge is registering 50 Millimeters at this time 11:00 for the past 24 Hours.. The temperatures are cooling off and it is snowing at the bottom of the Solar Coaster Lift on Blackcomb. Temperatures at this time 11:00 are -4 at 2240 Meters and 0 at 1550 Meters. The forecast is calling for clearing this afternoon, flurries for a few days than sunny and warm. Many people are commenting about terminology, it is available at the CAA site listed at the bottom of the page, but here is a quick link to Avalanche Size Classification:
Present Avalanche Conditions