15 Dec 2013

December 15, 2013

First light Saturday morning, in a period of 3 hours the lake went from this to:


This cleared area went  from an ice surface to a swimming hole.

Even with +7degree temperatures the ice was holding on over Howe Sound.

Top of the Emerald Chair Saturday, Dec 14Th at 12:30 hours; -3 winds were 20-50 KPH from the SSW.

Morning weather observations for Sunday, December 15, 2013; at 06:00 hrs.

2180 meters        -3, winds were 45-70 KPH from the S
1860 meters        -3, winds were 25-45 KPH from the S
1835 meters        -2, winds were 15-50 KPH from the S
1650 meters      +.5, trace of new snow, 5 cm yesterday, Base 82 cm
1550 meters    +1.5, trace of new snow, 5cm yesterday, Base 58 cm
  660 meters       +4, Valley Temp, 5.6 mm of precipitation yesterday

For the forecast expect mostly cloudy skies for today with a strong westerly flow. A weak cold front associated with a moist air mass will bring us snow flurries. Monday is looking unsettled as a weak high pressure aloft builds and moves through our area with the occasional snow flurry expected. Tuesday will see a front move through with light amounts of snow. Wednesday is looking unsettled with some clearing later in the day. Thursday is looking like a nice day. More on that as we get closer.
Guesstimates: Today 1-2 cm, Monday Trace amounts, Tuesday 3-5 cm by Wednesday morning.
Freezing level should drop to 1000 meters by tomorrow, rise slightly for Tuesday and go to surface for Thursday.

Certainly did not nail it yesterday. Still fairly dry last night and today.

Clouds with flurries for today, for an animated 4 day image click here: GFS 4 day model

Site with interesting facts and images of Glaciers: Glacier Change. org

Posted this last year but here it is again; Very lucky Sledder: You Tube

Ski Base Jump on Blackcomb Glacier: 2012-4-21

Recent Avalanche Activity in Montana: GNFAC

Wind slab over facets and spatial variability; video from : GNFAC

Very wet day on Saturday.
It has been over 100 years since it snowed on parts of Egypt. 112 since it snowed on the Sphinx!!

Christmas is in full swing down in the big smoke!!

December 14, 2013.

December 7, 2013.

Thank you Junichi Matsunaga for this Image and profile.

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