9 Feb 2013

Yesterday morning started out with fairly clear skies, a thin cloud layer from the North slid in to our zone as the day progressed.

The layer helped to prevent any solar induced avalanches.

There was some cool light and eventually valley clouds formed through advection.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -5, winds were 10-20 KPH from the WNW. At 1650 meters the temperature was -5, no new snow recorded there. In the valley it was -1. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast the ridge of high pressure will bring mostly sunny skies as the cloud dissipates this morning. Warmer temperatures will be evident this afternoon. For Sunday the ridge will remain over our area and recede for Monday and Tuesday rebuilding again on Wednesday. Unsettled conditions for Monday and Tuesday, mostly cloudy with some flurries as a couple of weak fronts pass through our area. Long term looks like more ridging.

For this morning the low cloud layer is from 1500 meters to lowest point. Above that is blue skies. Should burn off later this afternoon.

For the updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Snowboarder survives 20 minutes under the snow: Austria

Findings in Skier's Aspen Mountain Death will go to the DA: Aspen Times

Huge avalanche hits Hukumsari, no loss of life: India

Andres Jacobsen provides surreal perspective of 130 meters ski jump: Ski Channel

Massive snow storm hits New England: Two feet of the white stuff

One of the twin stars used in medical evacuation in our local mountains.

Unfortunately, more sunset pictures, we should receive some flurries in the middle of next week, but this ridge looks like its parked for a while!

Satellite picture from yesterday afternoon.