3 Jan 2013

    Another incredible sun rise, January 2, 2013.

At 2280 meters the temperature is - 1, winds were 10-20 KPH from the E. At 1650 meters the temperature is -4, no new snow recorded. In the valley it is -11. Observations taken electronically at 06:00 hrs.

For the forecast the ridge may succumb to a front developing by Thursday night . Dry for the morning with clouds moving in by the afternoon.  The models are conflicting but there is a chance of some welcomed snow Saturday. Friday is looking like an unsettled day so far with sun in the morning and then cloudier as the day progresses. We could see some flurries this evening. Flurries Friday afternoon, and snow for Saturday. The polar jet will steer moisture our way for early next week. Sunday morning could have as much as 10-15 cm on the ground, but more on that tomorrow.

For he updated avalanche advisory: Updated Local Advisory

Jewel Basin Partial burial: Flatheadnewsgroup.com

Thinking it through: From Elevation Outdoors

Avalanche in French Pyrenees: From Natural Disasters

Great video of some boarders getting hit by a size 1 avalanche at Mammoth Mountain: Right this minute

Vancouver Avalanche Centre: Updated Advisory

Celebration of Patsy Hileman's Life Saturday: Aspen Times

The winner of the avalanche photo of the month for December was a tie. Sharon Bader and Richard So
can collect an Arc'teryx Tougue and Goggle Bag. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view photos.

The weather has been very nice for the Holidays. Looks like snow is on its way for the weekend.

The sunset yesterday got better with time!

Photo from Sharon Bader: Marriot Basin

Photo from Richard So: East Face of Cayoosh