16 Nov 2014

November 16, 2014

                Avalanche involvement in Kananaskis Country: Story in articles section.


    Early Saturday morning on Alta Lake.

    Looking up at Singing Pass.

    Nice ice for shinny.

    Sunset on Howe Sound, November 15, 2014.



Weather observations for November 16, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +1, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the NNE
1860 meters     +2, Winds were 20-25 KPH from the WNW
1550 meters     +1,  Relative Humidity 30 %
  660 meters      -9, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was -0.1


    Clear skies and unlimited visibility this morning. Inversion at this time with +1 at 2240 meters.



For the Forecast, high pressure aloft with inverted temperatures will bring another dry day with cool temperatures in the valley. The ridge will slowly move east on Monday bringing some cloud to the area by Monday evening with freezing levels above 3000 meters. This pattern will continue into Tuesday with the real transition occurring on Wednesday as a very weak frontal system brings clouds with a bit of moisture to the area. We may get a break by Thursday afternoon before the next weak front approaches our zone for cloudy conditions and light precipitation. Freezing levels on Wednesday will slowly begin to lower and we should see them hover around 1200 meters by Friday evening. All is not lost.


    First frontal band brushes the coast with some cloud in the forecast.

    Next low moves inland on Wednesday but looks very weak.



ARTICLES:

Airplanes warned to avoid Alaska volcano: Pavlof Volcano

Linking Snow Cover properties and Avalanche Dynamics: ISSW 2014

Size 1.5 involvement - Ice Climber - Kananaskis Country: ACMG Report

Level 1 Course offered out East: Chic Chocs, Qc




    Making turns in the tube park. People are bored!!

    Getting ready to turn the switch on.

    Very clear ice. With the temperatures today you might get some more shinny in!!

 
    Sky was very blue on Saturday.


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