25 Jan 2013

Unsettled conditions were certainly the theme of the day, January 25, 2013. Early morning photo.

The snow rolled into the valley at approximately 15:00 hours. The skiing yesterday improved with every centimetre.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -8, winds were 20-40 KPH from the S. At 1650 meters there was 11 cm of new snow recorded overnight, the temperature was -4.   In the valley it is 0. Observation taken  at 06:00.

For the forecast we can expect unsettled conditions again today, the front that gave us 11 cm last night will slide to the east. Another system arrives this evening with light snow. The cool unstable air mass will remain in our area for a few days with a break possibly Monday. For today we could get 2-4 cm of new snow.

For the updated local avalanche advisory : Blackcomb Snow Safety

For the Peak to Valley outlook, race on Friday, Saturday could be a bit of a powder day!!

Survivors account of avalanche on Mount Washington, from last week: Dundee woman survives avalanche

Small roof avalanche takes out woman: Not very big

Avalanche beacon park opens at Bozeman: Friends of the avalanche centre

Children stranded in ski resort due to avalanche danger: France

There were some 30-40 cm soft slabs out there yesterday.  In certain terrain it will be the same story today.

Thanks for these shots from Vincent Massey taken from Cheakamus Lake. Large crystals growing on the lake.