15 May 2013

May 15, 2013


Enough new snow to show some turns yesterday, it was moist below tree line.

A moment when the sun could cast a shadow.



At 2240 meters the temperature was -2.5, winds were 10-20 KPH from the ESE. At 1550 meters the temperature was +1, the base is now 134 cm , with 2 cm of new snow there in the past 24 hours. In the valley it was +6.

For the forecast continued unsettled conditions for the next few days as a series of weak upper level troughs pass through our area. Today the upper level flow will be southwest, switching to a westerly flow this evening. A trough approaching for Saturday will likely bring the cloudiest day for the forecast period. There is a chance a minor upper ridge will build for Sunday. Guesstimates Today 1-3 mm, Thursday 1-2 mm, Friday 1-2 mm, Saturday 5-8 mm, Sunday 3-5 mm. Freezing levels will fluctuate from 2400 meters to 2000 meters in the next few days. May drop as low as 1900 meters on Saturday. Cooler temps will be here by Monday with FL dipping to 1600 meters.





Snowmobile Base Jumping: Snowbrains.com

Rescuer's find 4 dead, 1 missing in SW China Avalanche: Sichaun Province

Two ski-tourers have been killed in separate incidents Sunday: France

100-year-old skis Arapahoe Basin on her birthday: Colorado

Example of Utah's Avalanche Advisory: Wasatchsnowinfo

Rock slide destroys Avalanche Tunnel in Austria: Matrei, Tirol Region

British climber injured in Mont Blanc Avalanche: Italian Alps


Not bad looking turns for the middle of May.

Visibility was variable during the day, best in the morning.


Satellite picture from this morning at 08:00 Hrs.

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