17 Dec 2013

December 17, 2013

Early Monday morning, those dots in the lower part of the picture are rocks, a skiff of water over the ice. Low level cloud was moist and thick.

It was a black and white day, December 16, 2013. Glaciers are certainly uninviting.

Some clearing way off to the South of our zone.

A very rimed Tusk!!

For today's weather observations this Dec. 17, 2013; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2180 meters    -3, winds were 40-60 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters    -2, winds were 25-50 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters    -2, winds were 25-50 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters    -1, 1 cm of new snow Base 85cm
1550 meters    -2, 1 cm of new snow Base 60 cm
  660 meters   +1, Valley Temp

For the forecast today, a weak front moves through the zone bringing light snow this afternoon into Wednesday afternoon. Freezing levels will drop as an associated cool trough moves through Wednesday morning. Thursday is looking dry with unsettled weather. Thursday evening will usher in a warm front with some light snowfall into Friday morning.  Freezing levels will rise slowly to 1100 meters on Friday with unsettled conditions. Saturday is looking like another cloudy day with more stratus clouds. More on that in future posts. Guesstimates: 3-5 cm by Wednesday morning; 1-3 cm on Wednesday; Flurries on Thursday; 3-5 cm by Friday morning. I am being optimistic!! Full moon today!

Front will sag southward on Tuesday bringing light snow.

Not favourable conditions around Chamonix: Henery's Avalanche Talk

Global Warming explained in one minute: U of C

Ski Crash during a competition: Whit Boucher

Skiing onto a concealed grouse: Pheasant??

Breckenridge Ski Patrol hosts free avalanche lecture: Colorado

Weekend avalanche buries man: Montana

Hop turns on a wind rib!

Route finding in complex terrain can get you in trouble, know before you go!

One of many Pine Martins on Whistler/Blackcomb.

Love birds of the ravenous kind.

Phone or device charging at the Roundhouse. Its definitely the 20 Th century.

A break to the North, yesterday afternoon.

Lots of cloud but no precipitation! I am beginning to dislike stratus cloud. Good looking clouds into the interior and Northern regions. Image from yesterday.

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