29 Jan 2014

January 29, 2014

   The upper clouds and stratus layer amalgamated in the morning making for a very thick layer.

    For a while the best visibility was between 2000 meters and 1850 meters.

    At times the visibility on the Glacier was difficult.

    In the afternoon there was a big improvement.

Weather observations for January 29, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -6, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the WSW
1860 meters   -3.5, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the S
1830 meters   -3.5, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the WSW
1650 meters   -2.5, No new snow, Base 129 cm
1550 meters      -1, No new snow, Base 95 cm, 1 cm yesterday
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temp, .3 mm yesterday

The weak low pressure wave has brought very little precipitation to our area and will continue to be dry into Thursday morning. Another  weak wave will move through Thursday with a Northwest Flow aloft supporting light snow flurries. For Friday it appears we will be in a dry sunny pattern until Saturday afternoon. Unsettled weather for Sunday  The models now have a fairly dry event for our zone in the next few days. Freezing levels will drop to the valley by tonight, and remain there through the weekend. So much for all the nice colours in the precip models a few days ago. If we are lucky we may get 1-2 cm on Thursday.

Peak to Valley race looks mostly sunny and cool for both days, Temperatures will range from -9 at the top to 0 Degrees at the bottom.

    Looks good in this model for some precipitation.

    Cool looking clouds moving trough Oregon.

    Looks like California may finally see some precipitation.

Deadly Avalanches sweep French Alps: BBC News

Officials planning how to reopen road, video footage of avalanche blocking hwy to : Valdez

Killing People with Avalanches: Sportgevity

Whistler & Duffy Lake Conditions: ACMG Blog

Update on Avalanche on Col de Cluy Mtn. which killed 2 people: French Alps

These Drones could save people from Avalanches: Explosive Dropping Drone

   1 cm accumulated yesterday morning. Amazing how it changed the conditions in a positive way.

    Later yesterday pm, some of the upper level clouds dissipated but the stratus layer remained.

    Some frosty Surface Hoar.                                                                   Joanna Harrington Photo

    Round House about to be consumed.

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