11 Feb 2013

The cirrus clouds rolled in yesterday morning but it was still mostly sunny skies.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -5, winds were 5-15 KPH from the West. At 1650 meters the temperature was -6, a trace new snow recorded there. In the valley it was 0. Observations taken at 06:00.

The upper ridge will flatten bringing mostly cloudy skies for today. Could see a few centimetres of snow on Tuesday\Wednesday. After that its back to the ridging with unsettled conditions for the rest of the week. A series of progressively stronger fronts will be on us until Thursday when the ridge should rebuild into Friday. Models continue to be inconsistent and differ dramatically for the next few days. Mostly grey with a few periods of light snow, as far as amounts go, who knows.

For the Updated Local avalanche advisory: Whistler Mountain Snow Safety

Man Suffers broken leg in Big Cottonwood Canyon: Salt Lake Utah

Skiing appears to be great in Japan, looks like lots of snow: Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Missing Mt skier found safe after being caught in an avalanche: Bozeman Montana

Arctic sea ice near record low for January: National Snow and Ice Data Centre

Skier dies in Brevant Avalanche: Chamonix, France
Another fatal accident despite a deployed air bag.

Skier seriously injured in an avalanche at Courchevel: France

Avalanches from the past:

Surface hoar on North East aspect Blackcomb Glacier!

Second day grooming Blackcomb Glacier, it was very fast and soft.

Wind and sun sculptured snow at Swamp Thing.

Warm temperatures brought on the release of the fresh snow in the trees.

Clark's Nut Cracker looking for hand outs.

Alpen glow yesterday made it hard to think about what is coming for most of the week!