27 Sept 2013

September 27, 2013

Clouds have moved into the zone. Possible for some breaks later today, but looking mostly cloudy.

Horstman Glacier with a dusting of snow over many crevasses. September 26, 2013.

Will take a significant amount of snow to cover all the newly opened crevasses.

Thanks to Micheal Cooperberg for this recent photo of the Hi Note Trail on Whistler Mtn.

At 2180 meters the temperature was -2. At 1860 meters the temperature was -2, winds were 10-25 KPH from the S. At 1650 meters the temperature was +4, 1.7 mm of rain was recorded there when it started around 4 am today. In the valley it was +6. Observations taken at 07:30 am September 27, 2013.

For the forecast the fast moving low pressure and associated cold front is upon us and will produce showers during the day. A stronger and wetter system will be here for Saturday with high winds. Another vigorous front will be here for Sunday, not as strong as Saturday's but with significant precipitation and gusty winds. An unsettled wet pattern associated with a southwesterly flow will prevail until sometime mid week. There could possibly be a change on Wednesday? Freezing levels will fluctuate between 1700 meters and 2000 meters in the next few days.

Snow cover forces Queenstown Ski Areas to adjust closing dates: New Zealand

Favorable weather has allowed many high altitude peaks to be summited this fall: Altitude

Mount Blanc shrinks 38 cm, new height is 4810.06 meters: France

Treasure found on Glacier des Bossons: Mount Blanc

Early season dustings spark speculations: EarnYourTurns

GNF issues first Avalanche Advisory: Montana
Three mountaineers killed in an avalanche on Mount Himlung :

214 flying towers into the new Crystal Chair.

September 26, 2013; ideal day for flying!

Animated 500 mb gfs model with precipitation values, Looking very wet!! Saturday-Sunday

For the past 2 days the local mountains have looked great with the dusting from the weekend.

With more snow on the way be extra cautious if venturing onto glaciers!!

Crystals formed on the upper Miller Creek from the cool nights we have had. Stream Hoar??!!

Satellite Image from this morning.

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