13 Dec 2012

Yesterday morning was one of those days when you saw the sunrise,  you just knew it was going to be a good one!!

At 2260meters the temperature was -8 as of 06:00, winds were calm at 20-30 KPH from the S. At 1650 meters the temperature was -6, there was no new snow recorded there over night. In the valley it was -4 degrees centigrade.

For the forecast we will see cloudy skies as the ridge breaks down allowing a weak front into the area. A few cm can be expected during the day with a further few early Friday morning. A very weak brief ridge develops for Friday afternoon with some flurries. A series of systems are heading our way for the week end. Expect snow Saturday, Sunday, into Monday. (10 cm by Sunday Morning, 15-20 cm by Monday morning, 10-15 by Monday evening. ) Freezing levels should remain below 800 meters for the passage of these fronts. ( varying from 200-700 meters)

For the updated avalanche forecast: Local advisory

Some history on this day in 1916: Avalanches kill 10,000 soldiers

Beacon and Go Pro Test: Disruption in signal

Ski Area Boundary Policy from down South: Brighton Utah

Should you carry an avalanche airbag: Article from Idaho State Journal

Another Fatal Avalanche in Tignes: Pistehors.com

Thanks to Jerome for the info and Hiro for the photo:

Trory Na West Aspect, unknown date, unsupported cross loaded west aspect, shot taken from Flute.

Another picturesque day! 12-12-12

Surface Hoar was enjoying the day also, catching some rays!