25 Sept 2013

September 25, 2013

Peak cam is working again, cloud on top of Whistler should dissipate soon.

Looking at the Peak of Whistler September 25, 2013.

Image from September 24, 2013; snow looks great, seasonable temperatures expected this weekend.

Upper ridge will dominate our area until Friday.

At 2180 meters the temperature was -3.5. At 1860 meters the temperature was -2, winds were 30-44 KPH from the N. At 1550 meters the temperature was + 2. In the valley the temperature was +1. At the Nesters's weather station 17.2 mm of precipitation was recorded since September 22,2013.
Observations taken at 08:00 am September 25, 2013.

For the forecast a dry Northerly flow associated with an upper ridge will bring dry and sunnier weather to our area until Friday.  A Southwest flow aloft associated with a large upper low coming from the Gulf of Alaska will be the next large moist system to affect our zone this coming weekend. Heavy precipitation is forecasted as a series of fronts pass through our area into early next week. Freezing levels will be hard to gauge but it appears snow may fall in the upper elevations.

Cerro-Torrecillas Tower, close to the location where an avalanche took the life of Freeskier Jordi Tenas, his friend and photographer Txema Trull survived after being buried for 15 hours inside a tent. 
Very sad news, Jordi was outside the tent when the avalanche occurred. Las Lenas, Argentina

More information on the tragic avalanche accident near Las Lenas, Argentina: SnowBrains

First time measurements in Greenland, snowpack shows a drop in atmospheric carbon monoxide since the 1950s: Science Daily

How to survive an avalanche: Mental_Floss

A year after the Manaslu Avalanche: Pistehors.com

Mountain rescue by Blackhawk helicopter: Colorado

Fissile has a nice dusting of snow, September 24, 2013.

Looks wet for Saturday.

Heavy precipitation associated with the low this weekend. This image is for Sunday's amounts. 

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