2 Dec 2013

December 2, 2013

16 cm of new at Pig Alley, should be good skiing. 


Looking up into the Mamquam Valley, Dec 1, 2013.

 Very distinct snow line in Squamish Area. Should come down today.

Sea to Sky Gondola will be a challenge if it ever needs to be evacuated!! Need help figuring it out?


The heavy precipitation was just south of our area, heading for Washington State.

This image was taken at the same time as satellite image, unsettled weather yesterday afternoon.

Weather Observations at 06:00 Hrs this 2Nd day of December 2013.
2240 meters          No Data
2180 meters    -10, winds 10-15 KPH from the W
1860 meters      -4, winds were 5-10 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters          No Data
1650 meters     -7, 16cm of new snow, Base 81 cm.
1550 meters     -6, 12cm of snow, Base 67 cm.
  660 meters     -1, Valley 10.5 mm of precip yesterday


For the forecast the upper trough will pass through later today bringing unsettled conditions prior to the arrival of  a modified Arctic Front. Cold and dry for the next couple of days. There is the possibility of some cloud and light snow to arrive on Thursday into Friday. Next weekend is looking cold and dry.
There is a chance of a few flurries this am. 1-3 cm may fall.

Yesterday explosive testing produced size 1 soft slabs, heard that there was also a size 2 skier accidental on the Horeshoe's. Temperature crust formed last week when it warmed up, 20-50 cm down.


Learn about avalanches at free courses: Tacoma Mountaineers

Avalanche Safety Tutorial: Avalanche.org

Facet Crust issues in Colorado: CAIC

2012\2013 Avalanche Report from: Austria
Awesome effort!!

Like Mt Baker's new look on there web site: Keeping up with the times

Awesome footage of some of the original skier's, axe made skis: National Geographic




An enthusiastic group discussed the Backcountry Responsibility Code, Saturday evening at the Whistler Museum speaker's series,  so many points to be put in a small amount of space. Many great ideas were brought up and discussed. Here is the first draft and any input can be directed to myself or the museum, care of Jeff Slack. The idea is to have this for all backcountry users, there may have to be extra points made available in a different format as the process evolves.

Looking very much like an Omega Block for Wednesday and cold.


The front kept slipping south with a fairly nice day for those venturing in the mountains yesterday.

The larger picture from yesterday, wish I could get this image at 06:00 hrs, would make it easier to forecast now time!

The REALLY big picture if you need to know. Sunday December 1, 2013.

Yesterday afternoon was certainly nicer than forecasted. We were so close to having more precip!


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