8 Mar 2013

Pretty much many shades of grey for yesterday morning.

The visibility at times was challenging.

The temperature at 2240 meters was -9, winds were 5-15 KPH from the WNW. At 1650 meters a trace of new snow was recorded and the temperature was -4.5. In the valley it was +1. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast we should see mostly sunny skies for today, clouds will likely form. The trough has passed through our area allowing an upper level ridge to take over until Saturday night when a broad flat ridge approaches with a westerly flow. Expect a wet pattern to be upon us for the beginning of the week. There is some uncertainty in the precipitation amounts for Sunday into Tuesday. Guesstimates for Sunday, light snow during the day, 10-15 cm by Monday morning, light snow on Monday (1-3), Light snow on Tuesday (0-2)

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

How to build a snow Cave: Pique News Magazine

Women dies in Graubunden Avalanche: Cross country skiing

Avalanche Airbag Effectiveness: Bruce Temper

Coast Mountain Ski and Snow Conditions: Telemarktips.com

Uphill travel at ski hills gains traction: Powder Magazine

Know the snow. Pushing the envelope: Alaska

Ice climber swept into lake by an avalanche: Austria

The Red And White party was a huge success.

The low level cloud slowly worked its way to higher elevations with the occasional flurry.

This was the close up of our area.

This was the wider view.