24 Jan 2013

The cold , dry, windy weather has reeked havoc on the glacial moraine features. We truly do need a new surface.

At 2260 meters the temperature was -9, winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -3.5, 5 cm of new snow was recorded there. In the valley it was +1, the barometer is rising. Observations taken at  06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast mostly cloudy this morning, light snowfall this afternoon into tomorrow morning. Unsettled weather for a few days with light precip.   Guesstimates: 5-8 cm by Friday morning

For the updated local avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice will trigger significant changes in climate: Science News

Beacon practice part of safety drill: Vail

Skier survives massive avalanche: TGR

Soft slabs were releasing late yesterday afternoon in some areas.

The new snow that fell yesterday improved the skiing as the day went on. Light stellar crystals fell most of the day.

Nice to see the snow collecting in the trees after 2 weeks of sunshine.

The new and old snow consuming the mini excavator.