10 Mar 2013

How lucky are we, another amazing day!!

There was certainly a reactive wind skin!

At 2240 meters the temperature was -7, winds were 10-15 KPH from the ESE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -3, no new snow overnight. In the valley it was +1. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast the series of weak frontal systems will begin to head our way. The first wave will be a weak front and may dissipate tomorrow with some unsettled conditions. A wet mild weather pattern will be with us next week, an upper trough will stall offshore.  The upper ridge will flatten and allow for a westerly flow. A lot going on out in the Pacific.  Flurries for the next few days are possible and likely! Monday evening we should see some moderate snowfall into Tuesday and Wednesday. Guesstimates:  10-15 cm Tuesday, 10-15 cm Wednesday, 3-5 cm Thursday. These figures coincide with the 1650 meter weather plot and are for 14:30 hours when observations are taken there.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

From the CAC, Sea to Sky Conditions: Avalanche Advisory

Two skiers die in an avalanche in the Queyras Massif: French Alps

More Information on Avalanche in Tignes: L'Escape Killy

Europe has had a lot of incidents lately: Pistehors.com

Birkenhead Avalanche from February 16, 2013; good story: RichSo's Blog

Two Children killed by an avalanche in the Urals: Russia

There are some massive cornices that have formed considering how much snow we have had.

There were some clouds in the area yesterday.

Will be seeing more cloud in the next few days!!

Looking way out to the West.

There were lots of sledders enjoying the day yesterday!

Layered Cornice.