26 Jan 2014

January 26, 2014

First Light Saturday morning, Not a cloud in the sky. Looking North.

Looking South West.

Clear and a bit cooler than Friday. Still a great day to be out in the mountains.

Last light Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Weather observations for January 26, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     +1.5, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the N
2180 meters     +3.0, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the S
1860 meters     +5.0, Winds were 25-30 KPh from the N
1835 meters     +3.5, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the NNE
1650 meters     +3.0, No New Snow, Base 130 cm
1550 meters     +5.0, No New Snow, Base 96 cm
  660 meters         -3, Valley Temperature

For the forecast the strong upper ridge will remain in the area until Monday. We should see clouds develop in the morning Monday but remain dry. First front will arrive for Tuesday with light snow and and freezing levels around 1300 meters, a second cooler wave will arrives Wednesday into Thursday with light snow and freezing levels dropping to the Valley by Thursday evening. The NAM model is forecasting a dry period for Tuesday through Friday, the GFS is a bit juicer. With the westerly flow and colder air in the mix there certainly is a chance of seeing some snow by Friday. Keeping the amounts for now, under the pillow. With the uncertainty in the models  will wait to make guesstimates by Monday. Looks to be significantly cooler starting Friday into and after next weekend.

The front approaching Monday.

How to plan a trip into the backcountry: Sarah Carpenter

Check out this fracture line from: Utah

Snow Immersion while snowmobiling, Buddy system does work: LiveLeak

Swatch; Free Ride World Tour 2014 Results: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

So, What's Next: CAC Forecasters Blog

If you are over skiing; here is a Squamish Climbing Update: ACMG Blog

Recent avalanche in Alaska, check out there advisory: Anchorage Avalanche Center

Following photos were taken on Saturday, January 24, 2014.
Temperature in the alpine, 1860 meters Saturday at 13:45 maxed out at +9 Degrees Celsius.

In the Valley it maxed out at +9 Degrees.

At 2200 meters it maxed out at +5.5 Degrees by 13:30 Hrs.

The Ducks at the Peak chair were enjoying a bath.

Paragliders were enjoying the day, flying off Blackcomb.

Surface Hoar forming below the tree Line.

Could see some Stratus cloud to the South of Squamish.

                                             Mr Turtle was helping with speed control.

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