22 Feb 2014

February 22, 2014

    First light Friday morning. Another beautiful day.

    Avalanche activity on Triconi, East Aspect.                                               Mike Cooperberg Photo

    Untracked snow on the Peak Chair, Thursday February 20, 2014.

    Eventually it became unsettled yesterday as more clouds developed.

    Presently snowing less than 1 cm per hour with overcast skies.

Weather observations for February 22, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     -14, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the S
2180 meters     -12, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the WNW
1860 meters     -12, Winds were 10-20KPH from the SSE
1835 meters     -12, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the E
1650 meters       -9, 1cm new snow, Base 219 cm
1550 meters       -9, 1cm of new snow, Base 168cm
  660 meters       -6, Valley Temp

For the forecast, a cloudy day with light snow can be expected. Sunday is looking unsettled with cool temperatures as our area is in a strong Northwest flow. An upper ridge will build for Monday into Tuesday with warmer temperatures. As of now the models have a weak front building for Wednesday, with a series of weak fronts expected later in the week. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Sunday morning.

    Clouds moving down the coast will be here for Saturday.

    Unsettled conditions for Friday.

Northern Vermont Avalanche: You Tube

Forecasting Avalanches: Science Friday

Risk of Human triggered avalanches elevated in mountain parks: The loop

Massive avalanche Shrouds Mountain in Snow: Worth a view

Big Avy: South Rockies Field Team

Incident Summaries for February10, 2014-February 16, 2014: BCSARA.ca

Got a little scared today: CAC Forecasters Blog

    Sunset Friday night from Pukalani.

   Tension cracks from a sand avalanche.

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