10 May 2014

May 10, 2014

    4-6 cm of snow above 1700 meters yesterday morning.

    Depending on the elevation and cloud movement it was challenging visibility at times.

                             The Chimney has melted out at the bottom.

    Pinwheeling during the day, up to size 1 Sc yesterday morning.

    High cloud and a mid mountain cloud layer yesterday.

Weather observations for May 10, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the N
1860 meters      -3, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the SSE
1550 meters     +1, 4 cm of new snow, Base 172 cm
  660 meters     +6, Valley Temperature, 1.1 mm of precip yesterday, Max Temp Yest +10.8

For the forecast, the low has stalled with a Northerly flow aloft, we can expect mostly cloudy skies above the valley with  showers this morning and light rain this afternoon. We will occasionally see some blue at the higher elevations. The ridge will begin to build later in the day bringing sunny skies for Sunday into Monday morning. The weather system to our Northwest will spill clouds into the area Monday afternoon. The ridge will maintain a presence for most of the week with dry conditions but with the amount of useable moisture in our zone we will see convective cloud development for Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday as off now is looking sunnier. We can expect 1-2 mm of rain this afternoon and freezing levels rising to 2200 meters. The ridge will bring progressively rising FL as the week continues, reaching 3500 meters for Wednesday and Thursday.

  As of 07:30 hrs we have overcast skies, mid mountain cloud layer and variable visibility in the alpine.

Yesterday Size 1 wet loose avalanches Sc.

    Image from this morning, still a noticeable amount of cloud hanging about.

    Clouds could arrive for Monday afternoon.

    Cloud remained fairly thick for most of Friday.

    Big picture from yesterday afternoon.

European Avalanche Bulletin: Alps

Indoor clouds created by Berdnant Smilde: Hi*Fructose

Powder Skiing for Mothers Day: Colorado

No Fault for Snowking in 2009 Chairlift Spill: Jackson Hole News

Missoula Avalanche.org: Documents & Accidents

Soft Slab Avalanche near Whistler: March 21, 2014

    Fresh stellar's above 1800 meters yesterday.

   A few holes blew through yesterday afternoon.

    Skiing on the Bite was pretty nice! Skied much better than it looked.

    Snow line is raising very quickly

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