17 Feb 2013

    Yesterday was the true definition of unsettled weather!, it snowed, rained, hailed, was very dark,  
     sunny, and the combination of sun and cloud at the same time depending on what side of the valley        
     you were on. This year is proving to be the most boring weather pattern I have experienced in the      
     past 32 years. Any old timers out there have any input?

At 2284 meters the temperature was -10, winds were 5-15 KPH from the N. At 1650 meters the temperature was -7, 2 cm of new snow recorded there overnight with 3 cm in the past 24 hours. In the valley it was -1. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast the ridging will continue today (mostly sunny with valley cloud, should rise and dissipate) and then unsettled conditions for Monday when a Westerly trough approaches our zone. A transitory ridge will build for Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The pattern keeps repeating itself, but there is hope for a change by the end of the coming week. All models are in agreement to a much stronger and more consolidated series of fronts for next weekend. Light precipitation for Monday, 3-5 cm. Light snow in the forecast for Wednesday Night into Thursday.

For the updated local avalanche advisory: Whistler Mountain Snow Safety

Snowboarding on the decline: Seattle News

One injured in Arapahoe Basin Slide Saturday: Colorado

Several skiers caught in A-Basin avalanche: 14 People involved

Sled Access, Skiing and Boarding: Snowest Snowmobile Forum

From NOAA, Three Month outlook: Climate Prediction Centre

Oregon's Mt Bachelor gets green light to expand: Summer & Winter Expansion

    Starting to look a lot like April!

    The best of the Banff Film Festival was shown at Millenium place Friday and Saturday. Some great 
     films were presented.