31 Oct 2012

The warm air mass associated with the amount of subtropical moisture has certainly changed the look from last week. If only the temperatures were a few degrees colder!! At 2260 meters as of 07:00 the temperature was 0. The snow pack at 1860 meters is isothermal, would be interesting to get some data at 2260 meters to see how deep the moisture has percolated into the snow pack.

Avalanche training for sledders, by sledders: Trigger Point

From Planet Ski, snow in the alps:Snow Report

Sheep found alive after being buried in snow for 45 days: Iceland

General Analysis of Trends & Factors Causing Avalanches: Canadian Avalanche Centre

Two Alpinist caught in an Avalanche on the Aiguilles du Marbrees: From France

West Virginia crippled by Snowstorm: 3 Feet of snow

Long Line rescue issue being resolved: BC SARS Teams

Luckily most of this atmospheric river is to the south of us. It is only the end of October, still lots of time to change back to snow.  Models are suggesting cooler temperatures by the middle of next week.