23 May 2013

May 23, 2013

Fresh snow at 1850 meters, looks like a nice morning. Snow line is about 1200 meters.

How many Doe's are there?

Much different world at 2240 meters!! Yesterday at Noon.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -4, winds were 5-15 KPH from the E. At 1550 meters the temperature was 0, 5 cm of new snow and the base sits at 121 cm. In the valley it was + 4. 11.9 mm in the precip gauge at 1550 meters.  Observations taken at 08:00 this AM.

For the forecast the circulating cold upper low will remain in our area with cool and unstable air. Expect unsettled conditions for the forecast period. As of now Saturday is looking like the cloudiest and wettest of the next few days. Temperatures will warm up by Monday into Tuesday with Freezing Levels rising to 2800 meters. Today, cloudy with sunny breaks, Friday cloudy with sunny breaks, Saturday cloudy. Precipitation Guesstimates: Today Trace to 2 mm, Friday trace to 2 mm in the afternoon, Saturday 4-8 mm by Sunday morning. Freezing levels will fluctuate from 1700-2400 meters in the next few days.

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Black Tusk is barley visible.

Depending on the elevation there was some moist snow.

If you were willing fresh turns were available.

Its all about the knees!

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