11 Feb 2012

Luckily the rain has not reached the top of the mountain. This is a picture from about ten years ago, at the blow hole the first pitch on Blackcomb glacier had released after a big storm, warming and then rain for a day. The blue layer Binty is pointing too was the layer where the water was accumulating on. There was so much water in the snow pack it was dripping off from that interface.

At 2280 meters the temperature was -2 at 06:00. Winds were 0-10 KPH SE. At 1550 meters the temperature was 0, 100 % humidity, and the barometer is on a slight rise. In the valley it is +1. At 1650 meters 1 cm of new snow was recorded.  A new crust is forming at the 1500 meter elevation. 
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If you are looking for snow, it has been snowing near the Mediterranean Ocean.