12 May 2014

May 12, 2014

   Awesome morning once the stratus layer burned off.

    Clouds did develop in the afternoon.

    Cumulus development by 11:00 Hrs, yesterday.

    Wet loose size 1, Na avalanches again yesterday.

   Sc size 1wet loose avalanche in Body Bag Bowl, observed yesterday morning.

    High cloud began moving in at dusk Sunday Night.

Weather observations for May 12, 2014; taken at 07:00 Hrs.

2240 meters       0, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the S
1860 meters     +3, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1550 meters     +6, No new snow, Base 164 cm
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +19.6

For the forecast, we can expect cloudy skies today with the chance of light rain later this morning into this afternoon. The ridge is building but the low to the North will bring cloudy conditions to our area in a Northerly flow aloft. Freezing levels should reach 2800 meters today for a wet cool day. Tuesday is looking unsettled as the ridge pushes the low away, expect a mix of sun and cloud. Wednesday is looking like one of the nicest days of the week with unsettled conditions in the morning with sunny skies in the afternoon. Should be able to see the full moon rise on Wednesday night. Thursday is also looking unsettled. We will see the influence of an approaching low on Friday as an upper low moves into our zone and the ridge moves inland. Cooler temperatures are associated with this weather pattern. Freezing levels as off Tuesday will hover around 3500 meters until Friday when they begin to drop with the approaching upper trough.

    As of 08:00 hrs we have high cloud and unlimited visibility.

    Fairly large low pressure North west of our zone.

    Low is dominating the area for today.

    Cloud will thicken this morning and there is a good chance of light rain this afternoon.

Colorado State Wide Avalanche Advisory: CAIC

Snow slowly moving off a roof: Snow Addiction.org

Want to see what the weather is like in Howe Sound: Sea to Sky Gondola Web Cam

Soft Slab gets skier: March 21, 2014; Powder Mountain Cat Skiing

Snow boarder setting off slab avalanche: New Zealand, last Season

    The ribbon is very short lived.

    Downloading is imminent.

    Always new signs!

    That's a heavy rock, 4-6 tons.

    Awesome spring skiing to be had, its all in the timing!!

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