1 Oct 2014

October 1, 2014

Wayne Flann Avalanche Blog


Posted: 01 Oct 2014 09:05 AM PDT

Some very sad news about a recent avalanche death of a very endeared member of our            community and one of his friends.

    Mount San Lorenzo has taken the lives of JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson, story in articles below.

   Avalanche on Cerro Vaspignani claims the life of US Pro snowboarder Liz Daley. Story below.


    September 30, 2014. A dusting of fresh snow in the upper reaches of the alpine.

    Cold front that moved through on Monday.

    ISSW conference is at the Banff Centre.

    Fresh snow from the front that passed yesterday, the mountains around here take your breath away.

    One of the many posters with diverse topics on the avalanche phenomena.




Weather observations for October 3, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters        -2, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
1860 meters         0, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the E
1550 meters       +3, Relative Humidity 86 %
  660 meters       +8, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +15.5, 4 mm of rain recorded


   As of 07:00 Hrs we have mostly cloudy skies with variable visibility.


For the forecast, mostly cloudy skies this morning before the weak upper ridge brings sunny breaks to the area this afternoon. The large upper trough to the north of our zone will continue to affect our weather pattern with very unsettled conditions as it pushes the high to the South.  Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy but dry, this pattern should continue into Friday and slowly change to light rain by Friday evening. As of now the weekend is looking wet. Will elaborate on that Friday.


    Will be a battle between the high to the South and the large low pressure to the North.

    Right on the edge at times over the next few days.

    Looking wetter by the weekend.



Articles:

Avalanche on Mount San Lorenzo has killed two free skiers: Aysen Region of Chile

Another update on the tragic accident in South America: Globe and Mail

Another avalanche death in Argentina, yesterday had many tragedies: SnowBrains

Local Ski Patroller launches mountain mapping initiative: The Question

Buried by Ken Wylie: Powder Canada

Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought: Science Daily

Avalanche Accidents in Switzerland: October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014




    Rained fairly hard in Banff yesterday, fresh snow in the mountains.

    Bow River flows right next to the Banff Centre.

    Facilities at the Banff Centre are truly awesome.

    Rock slab failure.

    There are many topics being discussed at the ISSW.

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