3 Oct 2013

October 3, 2013

Looking like a spectacular day!!

Thanks to Rob Whitey for submitting this photo of glide cracks and slumping on Shale Slope October 2, 2013.

Plowing the road at the top of Emerald Chair to the top of Harmony, October 2, 2013.

Sunset October 2, 2013.

At 2180 meters the temperature was -4. At 1835 meters the temperature was -3.5, winds were 0-10 KPH from the NNE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -1. In the valley it was 0. The precipitation gauge at Nesters recorded 4.2 mm from October 2, 2013. Observations taken at 06:00 hrs this am October 3, 2013.

For the forecast we can expect mostly sunny skies today and into tomorrow before the arrival of another low pressure system with a moist westerly flow. Precipitation amounts are difficult to determine from the discrepancies in the models. The upper level high in our area now will slowly be pushed to the south sometime Friday with possible light showers later into Friday.  Should see unsettled conditions Saturday into Sunday with the occasional shower. Monday could also see light rain and unsettled conditions.  The confidence in the long term models is fairly low at this time. Best case scenario is for light rain over the weekend because there is a good chance the freezing levels may rise beyond a desireable elevation. The model runs are making it very difficult to determine what we are in store for next week. The air mass is starting to warm up.

High pressure for today and it may hang on until Saturday!!

Some great information can be found in the Northwest Avalanche Accident Summaries: 1998-2013

Mammut Pulse 4.0 Firmware update: Pulse Barryvox

Pakistan Army still searching for avalanche victims from April 7, 2012: Gyari Avalanche

Mammut Pulse "457 Send Failure" : Explanation

Mother nature bares all for fall on Drive BC Webcams: Gotta Love Technology

With the nice weather today I am sure people will get out and explore. Remember that if there is enough snow to ski or snowboard on there is enough snow to cause avalanches. Check your beacon; if there are still batteries in there from last winter look for corrosion, check your beacon before you are up on the snow, test it for signal distance, be sure its functioning properly. Probes and shovels should also be checked to be sure they were not damaged since the last time you used them.  Have said enough about the crevasses in the past few days, be very cautious! If you see any avalanches or check the snow pack, any information you can forward would be appreciated.

Photo submitted from David Salina, flying over the snowy Waddington Range.

Last light Wednesday October 2, 2013.

Thanks to John Furneaux for submitting these photos, this one of Decker Lake.

Shudder Glacier, posted some crevasse pictures a few days ago, maybe its a blessing to get this early snow to slowly fill the glaciers which certainly changed over the hot summer.

The next system heading our way.

No comments:

Post a Comment