23 Oct 2013

October 23, 2013

Not much snow on Birkenhead Peak. Alpine temperatures have been +10 for the minimum low.

A shift in the flow Sunday will bring cooler Alpine temperatures for our area. Snowmaking?!!

Sunset October 22, 2013.

This morning as of 07:30 hours October 23, 2013 the temperature at 2180 meters was +10. At 1860 meters the temperature was +11.5, winds were 0-5  KPH from the E. At 1650 meters the temperature was +8. In the valley it was +2. Maximum temperature in the valley yesterday was +15.5.

For the forecast: Deja Vu, Ground Hog day, its the same as it was last week. Sunny and warm for this time of the year. The high pressure aloft will be with us for another week. There is some change coming for the weekend when a northerly flow should bring us cooler alpine temperatures. The temperature at 02:15 hours early this morning was +11.5 at 2180 meters. Freezing level should drop back to seasonal levels by Sunday evening to 1000 meters. For the long term forecast we could get some cloud development by Halloween. November is looking unsettled for the first week.

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As you can tell there is no much going on avalanche wise around the globe!!

T-Bar accident in Tignes, one week after avalanche incident.

The left of the resort’s two side-by-side Rosolin T-bars on the Grand Motte Glacier derailed just before noon on Saturday, sending the heavy lift cable crashing down onto helpless riders below. French police report that six passengers riding the T-bar were injured, including one 15-year-old girl who was airlifted to an area hospital.
Investigators were on the scene on Sunday trying to determine the cause for the derailment. It’s not the first time the Rosolin T-bar’s cable derailed, as a similar incident occurred in 2012. A dozen people were injured in that earlier derailment, which was blamed on a rider outside of the track pulling the cable off the sheaves.

Vancouver should see some sunny breaks today and tomorrow with the offshore flow, the onshore flow should return for Thursday. It will still be foggy during the morning hours.

Big picture from yesterday, off shore flow produces some clearing of the stratus cloud.

Some snow still on the Horstman Glacier, still some large open crevasses.

  Still more snow in the alpine than there was last year at this time.

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