8 Dec 2013

December 8, 2013

Alta Lake is starting to freeze, as well as Green Lake.

Be careful if you go skating, still open water on the lakes.

Fitzsimmons Creek feeling the chill.

Surface Hoar around the Lake is fairly large.

Check it out if you can!

This mornings weather observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2180 meters    -12, winds were 30-50 KPH from the N
1860 meters    -12, winds were 15-35 KPH from the NNE
1650 meters    -14, No new snow, Base 78 cm
1550 meters    -14, No new snow, Base 54 cm
  660 meters    -14, Valley Temp Sunset at 16:10

The weather for today will see more cloud than sun as a weak system moves in from the north.   As you can see from the temperatures there is an inversion. Much warmer in the upper elevations than it has been for days. For this week, a series of weak systems will move down the coast bringing warmer and cloudier conditions for the area. Monday will be mostly sunny with increased cloud later in the day. The warmer air mass will bring cloudy skies for Tuesday with light precip starting in the evening and continuing through till the weekend. There is some disagreement in  the models for Saturday, but a more vigorous pattern may develop by then.

"Ski Buddy" sued in Heli-ski death: CBC News

"One Wild Winter in the Scottish Mountains": Roger Cox

There are an abundance of crevasse's out there this winter, check out this video to get a visual of what its like to fall in a crevasse and get rescued, have you practised this year: You Tube

Avalanche information from the Yukon: Canadian Avalanche Centre

NOAA has released an Avalanche Watch for Utah, More snow on the way combined with two avalanche problems, persistent slab and wind slab: Utah Avalanche Center

The high pressure is not moving away!

Saturday December 7, 2013.

Dry all the way up the coast.

Amazing how much snow is being made. Good coverage to the valley.

The quality of the snow is great with the present temperature.

Clouds appear to be heading our way Tuesday.

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