19 Sept 2014

September 19, 2014

New device to measure layers in the snowpack. First saw work on a similar project back in the late 80's at Alta. Certainly has taken time for the idea to come to fruition. Wonder what happened to the Sabre?: Idea from 2005. Device will be at the ISSW in Banff at the end of September. Website on SP1 in the article section below.

   Avalanche that killed a Patroller at Wolfe Creek, owner facing charges, story below. CAIC Photo                                                                        

    Nice day in Squamish September 15, 2014.

    Heron Cruising the Fitzsimmons Creek September 16, 2014.

    Looking up at the mountains on Tuesday you can really see the effect of a dry warm summer.

    Wednesday morning, Cloudy and dark at 06:40 hours.

    Fall colours are starting to show. September 17, 2014.

    Shot of a  sucker hole over Whistler Thursday Sept 18, 2014 at around 15:00 Hrs.

    Satellite image from yesterday at the same time as the picture above was taken.

Weather Observations for September 19, 2014; taken at 07:00 hrs.

2240 meters        +3, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters        +6, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the E
1550 meters        +8, Relative Humidity 98 %
  660 meters      +12, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +15.6, 1.4 mm fell up to midnight

    As of 07:00 hours we had mostly cloudy skies with limited visibility.

    Upper ridge is already beginning to build to the West, hole moving through this morning.

For the forecast, the upper level trough in a westerly flow aloft will slowly move East and the multilayer clouds will dissipate as the day progresses. May take time for some of the low-level clouds to move away. A strong upper ridge will begin to build bringing sunny skies for Saturday, the
offshore flow will also bring warmer temperatures as the ridge amplifies into Sunday. A significant low to the North of our zone will bring wetter and cooler weather to the area beginning later on Monday, the first day of spring. Unsettled into Tuesday evening, a cold front is expected to affect us in a Southwest flow bringing significant precipitation to the area Wednesday into Thursday. This pattern may continue into late next week. It had to change, we have just experienced a very dry stretch of weather over the summer. Fall is here, get out the rain gear.

    Ridge will amplify into the weekend.

     Low pressure will bring cooler and cloudier conditions early Tues,  Significant change on Wed.

Video Friday's:

How to crush your house: Bad falling job

Elixir: A Film about Nick Geddes

Trailer for; Out on a Limb: Vasu Sajitra


Brutal Winter? Almanac could be wrong, Scientists say: CBS News

Second Fatality this year on Sky Pilot near Squamish: The Province

September Pow: Powder Canada

Avatech has launched its new website: SP1

New BCA Tracker 3-Review: Backcountry Skiing Blog

Owner of Wolfe Creek faces criminal charges in avalanche death of ski patroller: Unofficial Networks

    Mount Garibaldi feeling the heat!

    Land  based view of the Meager Creek slide!

    GFS models, high pressure amplifying into Sunday.

    Front approaching the coast on Monday.

    Cold front forecasted for Tuesday evening.

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