21 Jan 2014

January 21, 2014

First light Monday morning. You could tell it was going to be a great day.

The goggles helped make the day extra bright.

Monday Morning.

No snow left in the trees.

Still enough on piste to spray Dad!

Something on Parkhurst Ridge released in the last 2 days.

Weather observations taken at 06:00 Hrs this 21St day of January.

2240 meters     +2, winds were 15-20 KPH from the S
2180 meters     +2, winds were 20-25 KPH from the S
1860 meters     +5, winds were 10-15 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters     +4, winds were   0-10 KPH from the E
1650 meters     +2, No new snow, Base 138 cm
1550 meters     +4, No new snow, Base 100 cm
  660 meters      -4, Valley Temperature

For the forecast, the strong upper ridge will weaken today allowing for some cloud into our area bringing unsettled conditions for today into tomorrow. The ridge will rebuild bringing sunny warm conditions for Thursday into Saturday. The European model has forecasted a rex block for our area, with a high over our region and a cut off low over Northern California. Other models are favouring a strong low pressure system to approach the West Coast after the weekend. Will have more on that as we get closer to next week. Looks like the freezing levels will go up to 3500+ meters by Thursday into Saturday.

 Animated model up until Friday: GFS model showing high pressure

Not much in the way of precipitation expected!!

Not much of a front heading our way this evening.

What is the most important piece of gear you bring into the backcountry: SnowBrains
Everyone has their own opinion!!

Update on Cooke City Avalanche Survivor: January 17, 2014

Video captures skier setting off an avalanche: Berthoud Pass

January 17 Th avalanche incident investigation: CAC; Corbin, B.C. Area

Saturday I spotted Jim Sandford in his Scarpa-F1-Evo Ski Boots, here is a review: Wildsnow

Cris Davenport in an avalanche + Tips on Avalanche Safety:Unofficial Networks

Maximum temperature in the Alpine yesterday was +5 at 1860 meters. Looking at Castle Towers.

Sun will still have an influence on the snow pack when the freezing level rises again.

Looks like they have pushed snow for the Whistler T-Bars track.

Just a bit of Cirrus Cloud all day on Monday.

Whistler Peak from behind the lens.

                                               There is some great mogul skiing out there.

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