17 Jan 2013

Another amazing sunrise, getting tired of all this sun, we may get a change in the weather next Wednesday, everyone start thinking snow!!!

At 2280 meters the temperature was -2, winds were 20-35 KPH from the South. At 1650m meters the temperature was +2, no new snow recorded. in the valley it is -9. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

At 1850 meters yesterday the high went to +6. At 2280 meters it was +1.

For the forecast, no foreseeable change until next Wednesday, and that may change in the next few days. The ridge will flatten on Friday. Cloudy skies for next 2 days, sunnier on Saturday & Sunday, with some clouds in the mix. Looks like we will experience a change by Tuesday. More on that as it unfolds. Possibility of 10 cm by Wednesday morning.

For the updated local avalanche advisory: Whistler Snow Safety

Utah Avalanche Survivor recounts experience: 43 Year Old female

New focus on Human Factors: Avalanche Education

Chamonix Property affected by Avalanche Protection Plan: Deadline 2015

Crash Cam in direct path of Avalanche: Weather Network

From Pistehors.com: Heuristic Traps

There has been some wet snow surface avalanche's in the area. The solar aspects are getting baked. Its surprising there was not more activity given the temperatures.

Sun crust forming from a melt freeze of some surface hoar. South facing slopes in the tree line have been warm. On northern slopes below tree line facets have been developing on the surface.

For the past 2 days the lower cloud band has not disippitaed until the afternoon, taking 5-6 hours to burn off after the sun hits it.

Not so lucky in Pemberton by the looks of this photo shot around 16:00 hours looking up the valley yesterday. The higher level  clouds started to slowly move into the area late yesterday.

Great weather for the North Face Slope Style.