16 Dec 2012

Lower Mainline, the skiing was fantastic right to the valley yesterday!!

At 2260 meters the temperature was -12, winds were 30-50 KPH from the SE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -7, 7 cm of new snow overnight 14 cm in the past 24 hours. In the valley it is -2.

For the forecast we can expect continuing periods of snow throughout the day with moderate snowfall over night. The strong pacific front is south of us but we will still get some decent amount of snow out of it.  Tuesday is still looking like the lull in snowfall for the week, and Wednesday Night is still looking like a good sized storm. So for today expect 3-5 cm  with an additional 10-15 over night.
Light snow can be expected Monday and Tuesday. Easing off on the amounts for Wednesday night but we could still see 25-35 cm.

For the updated local avalanche advisory: Weekend Advisory

Vancouver Island Avalanche Bulletin: Good Information for the island dwellers

High Avalanche risk in Vorarlberg: Level 4

Lawsuits & Litigation Surrounding Inbound Avalanches: CronauerLaw Blog

Snow Immersion Death in France: Emily "Mimi" Watts

6 Soldiers killed, 1 missing in Kashmir Avalanche: Siachen Area

In the weather observations I often refer to the valley temperature, below is a picture of the weather station on Nesters Road where the temperature is taken from.

Skiing with my children in Stoker Trees yesterday and heard this noise, stopped and there was a Downy Woodpecker pounding bark off the tree looking for a meal.