24 Dec 2013

December 24, 2013

Monday morning started out fairly nice until the trailing end of the front decided to exhibit some power.

Started with freezing rain, here at this time it was light snow which ended in a short winter snow storm.

1835 meters on Monday at 11:30 hours, winds 35-60 KPH from the WSW. Obscured Vis

Same elevation at 13:30 Hrs, winds 15-30 KPH from the WSW. Unlimited Vis.

 It was snowing about 1 cm per hour around 11:30 am.

Weather observations for December 24, 2013 taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2180 meters    -8.5, winds were 20-30 KPH from the WSW
1860 meters    -6.5, winds were 15-30 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters    -6.0, winds were 15-25KPH from the SSW
1650 meters    -5.0, No new snow, Base 94 cm
1550 meters    -4.0, No new snow, Base 70 cm
  660 meters        0, Valley Temp

Today we will see unsettled conditions as a weak dirty ridge with a North West flow remains in our zone until Friday. There will be times when passing fronts will bring cloudy skies and possibly some flurries. Boxing day looks to be totally cloudy with the chance of light snow for Friday morning.

Weak front arriving Friday morning.

Avalanche Danger HIGH as new snow layers cover weaker old layers: Montana

Grant Statham on when to giv-er: Good Advice

Some skiers ignore avalanche warning in Montana: Broken Limbs

Three skier's survive Alta Avalanche: In Bounds Avalanche

East Vail Avalanche: Big drop to save friend; You Tube

Front went through our zone around 12:30, this image is when it was still snowing and blowing.

The crowds have arrived for Christmas.

Always amazes me what smokers will endure for a dose of lung cancer!!

Some keen ski tourer's probably going to Singing Pass?

By days end the sky was clearing and the stars came out during the evening!! Cooled off quickly.

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