29 Nov 2014

November 29, 2014

    First light Friday morning, November 28, 2014.

    The day started off with some awesome light yesterday morning.

    Water was flowing out of the mountains yesterday morning in every conceivable water channel.

    By mid morning it had gone from +8 to -1 fairly quickly.

    Sunrise was officially at 7:45 yesterday morning.

    Snowing and obscured conditions in the alpine yesterday afternoon.


Weather observations for November 29, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this am.

2240 meters      -25, No wind data
2180 meters      -25, Winds were 60-100 KPH from the WNW
1860 meters      -23, Winds were 35-55 KPH from the W
1835 meters      -22, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the NNE
1650 meters      -20, 6 cm of new snow, Base 55 cm
1550 meters      -18, Relative Humidity 84%
  660 meters      -12, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +7.7, 8.6 mm recorded there yesterday

If you were standing at 2240 meters as of 06:00 hours and you take the average wind speed of 80 KPH at the present temperature the Wind Chill Factor would be -45.  At the Roundhouse, averaging the wind speed at 35 KPH the wind chill factor is -37.


    As of 07:15 Hours this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, the modified arctic cold front is embedded in our zone for the next while. Strong Northerly flow will prevail for the next few days and temperatures will moderate daily to more tolerable levels. We can also expect some cloud development Sunday and Monday. No precipitation in the forecast for the next 5 days. Today will be the coldest day.



    Satellite image from yesterday afternoon, we were close to being in the clear.

    Very complicated movement of systems yesterday.

    On the edge.




    Temperature should moderate on Sunday to -10 mid mountain.


ARTICLES:

North Pacific Warm Spot Worries Scientists: Peter Sinclair

Mission-Avalanche Control: BC Highways

Arctic Outflow Warning: Whistler

Buried in snow for 7 hours: Montana

Backcountry skier narrowly misses burial near  Brighton: Utah





   There was some decent snow at around the 2000 meter level.

    Size 2.5 out of ID Low in the Lakeside area during the meltdown. Frozen Chunder!!

    Sun refracting off some snow crystals in the multi layer cloud level.

    Snow guns were back on yesterday afternoon.

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