30 Jan 2014

January 30, 2014

    First light yesterday morning looking North.

    Looking South West, started out as a grey day.

    Much nicer in the afternoon.

    Front to the North at the end of the day.

    Sunset January 29, 2014.

Weather observations for January 30, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -9, Winds were 0-10 KPH from the NNE
2180 meters      -9, Winds were 15-35 KPH from the SSE
1860 meters      -8, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the E
1835 meters      -7, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the S
1650 meters      -5, 2 cm of new snow, Base 128 cm
1550 meters      -4, Trace of new snow, Base 95 cm
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp

For the forecast, an upper trough is passing through our zone today. Friday should see unsettled weather with mainly sunny skies as a weak upper ridge builds.  Saturday morning is still looking mostly sunny prior to clouds moving in during the afternoon as a very weak dry disturbance is forecasted to arrive into Sunday with unsettled conditions. There is a chance the short wave trough could give us 1-2 cm as it brushes by our zone Sunday afternoon. Still some disagreement on weather a cold strong surface high builds for early next week, but is likely. Freezing levels will be below surface with negative values in the teens at mid mountain. Guesstimate for today is 1 to 2 cm.

Still looking like ideal race conditions for the Peak to Valley. -9 at the top of the course -6 mid mountain and -2 in the valley.

    Lots of cloud to the South of us, great afternoon yesterday.

    The big picture not looking to promising.

Video Fridays:

Whistler Grown: This is Kye Petersen

Not sure why the road stays open: Scary Drivers

Praying for our survival: Snowing in the Bible Belt

BCA Tracker 3: New Avalanche Transceiver

Recent Articles:

Drainage slows on highway lake formed by Avalanche: Alaska

One of the more common snow types that cause avalanches: Faceted Snow

Can Snowboarding be saved: Outside Magazine

If you witness an avalanche: Steps to take

Mount Washington closed: Lack of Snow

    Great cloud layering yesterday.

    Angry looking clouds with no bite!! One cm of new over night.

    Still some decent turns to be had if you look carefully.

    Ankle Shots.

    If its not going to snow it might as well be sunny.

    Cumulus Nimbus with out the goods.

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