31 Jan 2014

January 31, 2014

    Yesterday morning, snowing lightly and very cloudy.

    In the morning, for a while it was snowing 1 cm per hour.

    4 cm of fresh on the snow stake (Picnic table) at 2240 meters yesterday at 09:00 Hrs.

    Sweep at around 16:15, January 30, 2014.

Weather observations for January 31, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -12, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -14, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the E
1860 meters      -11, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the NNE
1835 meters      -11, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters      -12, No new snow, Base 130 cm, 3 cm in 24 hours.
1550 meters      -11, No new snow, Base 98 cm, trace in 24 hours.
  660 meters        -8, Valley Temperature

For the forecast , the juicier than expected trough has moved away allowing for the high pressure to rebuild last night into our zone. Cool dry Northerly flow will prevail for the next couple of days. As of now it looks sunny right into Wednesday. Freezing levels will remain below surface, temperatures in the alpine will get colder by Monday as a modified Arctic outbreak brings negative mid teen numbers. Enjoy the sun today, more ground hog days ahead for our zone. With the temperatures the way they are we should get some great snow out of the guns.

    Big picture from yesterday around noon.

    Still snowing lightly in the alpine around noon yesterday.

What are avalanche warnings: National Weather Services, USA

Army rescues 8 people trapped in Kashmir Avalanche: India

Snow Flakes under an electron microscope: Realitypod

Persistent Slab Avalanches; a must see: Utah Avalanche Center

Whistler/Blackcomb backcountry access: ACMG Blog

Avalanche closes Hoback Canyon: Wyoming

5 People are dead after avalanches in Kyrgyzstan: Russia

    Soft Slabs in small isolated areas on West aspects were 6-12 cm deep. Easily triggered, Jan 30.

    Started breaking around 14:30 yesterday.

    Looking down into Blackcomb Bowl.

    The clouds started to dissipate around 16:00 Hrs.

    By days end it was clear just to the North of Pemberton.

                                           Even managed to find fresh tracks yesterday.


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