9 Dec 2013

December 9, 2013

Early Sunday morning, clouds moved in from the North and the inversion and snowmaking produced its own cloud.

Alta Lake became a sheet of ice Saturday night-early Sunday morning.

Just South of Whistler Sunday morning it was blue bird.  Mt Fee

East side of the valley in cloud, West side clear.

Snowmaking going strong in the Creekside Area.

Weather observations for this 9Th day of December 2013, taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2180 meters    -8.5,  winds were 10-20 KPH from the S
1860 meters    -15,   winds were  10-20 KPH from the S
1650 meters    -13,   No new snow, Base 78 cm
1550 meters    -13,   No new snow, Base 54 cm
  660 meters     -9,    Valley Temp

For the forecast, a mix of sun and cloud for today with temperatures slowly moderating to normal values. Tuesday is looking unsettled with a slight chance of flurries later in the evening. Wednesday is looking cloudy with the possibility of some flurries. Thursday is looking cloudy with light snow, guesstimate of 5-7 cm. Friday is looking cloudy with flurries. Saturday is a ways off but looking like light snow. Freezing levels will slowly climb during the week topping out at around 1200 meters by Friday morning. Stratus cloud layer has moved in, clear above 1700 meters as of 07:30 hrs.

Taken at 07:30 Hours this am.

Know before you go, Ladies event, Transceiver Practise: Dec. 9Th Alta Ski Area

Like the format!, Avalanche Advisory for the Whitefish Range: Flathead Avalanche Center

General advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine's:Avalanche Advisory

Ostrich finds his way onto ski hill: Iran

Snowplough in Norway saves buried cyclist: The Local

By Noon the cloud disipated and clear skies prevailed.  

Transition from the new ice to the old.

Fresh tracks of a different kind!!

Profile showing facets and crust combinations. Notice the temperature gradient!

Satellite image from yesterday morning Dec 8Th.

Thanks to Ryan Bougie for this submission, Avalanche Lab Profile.

Sunset Sunday Evening.

A cloud hanging out by Wedge Mountain. Sunday afternoon.

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