14 Feb 2013

First thing yesterday morning there was a bit of hope, but for the morning it was mostly cloudy. Later in the day it morphed into a memorable afternoon.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -7, winds were 20-30 KPH from the SSE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -4, 1 cm of new snow recorded. In the valley it is 0. Observations taken at 06:00.

For the forecast; in a north west flow with a warm front moving through our area today. Mostly cloudy skies today but with these unsettled conditions you never know what might happen. Friday looks to be much drier, Saturday has the potential for a few centimetres and Sunday looks to dry out with the potential of more sun than cloud. Monday also has the potential for some light snow. Next week looks like the same pattern, a series of short wave troughs will give us the potential for a bit of snow mixed in with ridging. Not much change expected!!

For the updated local avalanche advisory: Whistler Mountain Snow Safety

Two separate avalanches near Verbier: At least 2 Fatalities

Snowmobiler injured in a Utah Backcountry Avalanche: February 13, 2013

Weekend avalanche injury underscores skiers' risks: Utah

Some avalanches from the past:

Tuesday evening produced a lot of rime between 2280 & 2240 meter level.

As you can see the visibility at the top of the mountain was not ideal first thing in the morning.

Graupel was part of the 1 cm of new snow that fell on Tuesday Night.

I am sure the raven's were enjoying the great light yesterday afternoon. Easy to see the food on the hill.

The wind from Tuesday afternoon certainly had an effect on the peak.

Great cloud formations at the end of the day yesterday!

 At sweep the sky became a magical light show.