28 Jan 2014

January 28, 2014

    Crazy colours in the sky yesterday morning at sunrise.

    Looked menacing in the morning, but the dark clouds dissipated by noon.

    Lots of blue in the afternoon.

    Lots of exposed rock with little snow on the face.

Weather Observations for January 28, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the S
2180 meters     -2, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the S
1860 meters  -1.5, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the SSE
1830 meters     -1, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters    -.5, No New snow, Base 129 cm
1550 meters    -.5, No New snow, Base 94 cm
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp

For the forecast, we will see an increase in the cloud cover today as an upper level trough moves through this evening into Wednesday. A colder air mass is scheduled for Thursday with light snowfall and freezing levels eventually reaching the valley. The pattern for the weekend will be influenced by a cool Northwesterly flow aloft with short impulses of moisture bringing occasional flurries but unsettled weather. Guesstimates 3-5 cm by Wednesday morning, 3-5 cm by Thursday morning, 3-5 cm by Friday morning.

    Most of the moisture is south of our zone.

    Looks like the juicy part was running down the West Coast of Vancouver Island yesterday.

    Greek tourist survives Avalanche in Bulgaria: One person missing        Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria

Alp skiers warned of avalanche dangers: French & Swiss Alps

Avalanche cut off road to Alaska City: Valdez

Yukon Avalanche Center: Avalanche Pictures

The Backcountry is not always a safe place to be, so have a : Plan B

Black Diamond JetForce Avalanche Airbag System: Demo Video

Two Danish Brothers killed in an Avalanche: Alpe d'Huez, France

    From the big picture, it looks like the front is heading to Washington State.

    Cheakamus Lake is only partly frozen.

    Fat Grouse in the Crystal Zone was not too fazed by skiers nearby.

    Looking South into Garibaldi Park.

    Front approaching early on Monday morning.

    Almost at a new moon phase.

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