29 Jan 2013

Rather a gray day yesterday. Still evidence of the slide on Prime Rib from December 29. We need a dump of new snow!! That event is 1 month old.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -9, winds were 0-10 KPH from the W. At 1650 meters the temperature was -7, 1 cm of new snow was recorded there. In the valley it is -1. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast, guess what, more of the same. Unsettled conditions into Wednesday. The stable moist northwest flow aloft will bring periods of very light snow for the next few days. An upper level ridge should build for Friday and Saturday. Snow looks like it will arrive very early Sunday morning and we may have 10 cm by Monday morning. Guesstimates: A centimetre here a centimetre there. Just like the last couple of days.

For the Peak to Valley Race the forecast is looking much more favourable for Friday and Saturday.

Oakley announces a new air bag: Snowboarding.com

2 Jackson Skiers die in Avalanches: Jackson Wyoming

This would explain where all the snow is going: Stephen's Pass

Wisdom from Wounds: Powder Canada

"Chasing Ice" Captures largest glacier calving ever filmed: You Tube

There are certain areas on the mountain that have been receiving more than the measured amounts of snow at the study plots.!?

A new toy for Canadian Snowmobiles. Had no idea they were still making these? Or is it not a tucker!