11 Dec 2014

December 11, 2014

    Snow balling yesterday morning as the Freezing level went back up to 2000 meters.

   A result on Lower Chain Saw Ridge from yesterday morning. Xe.  Alpine is filling in!!

    Lower mountain took a beating Tues and Wed but you could still make it down to the valley.

    Started snowing again at 1860 meters around noon yesterday. 0 degrees at 12:00 Hours.

    Wet snow at 1860 meters. -0.5 at 16:00 Hours, Dec 10, 2014.

Weather observations for December 11, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this am.

2240 meters         -5, Winds were 35-55 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters         -4, Winds were 35-50 KPH from the NNW??
1860 meters         -3, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters         -2, No wind Data
1650 meters      -0.5, 10 cm of new snow, Base 78 cm
1550 meters      -0.5, 8 cm of new snow, Base 45 cm Relative Humidity 100%
  660 meters        +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +6.2, 70.3 mm of Precip recorded yesterday

Above 1750 meters there was accumulation of around 30 cm of new snow!!

   As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing less than 1 cm per hour.

For the forecast, the intense frontal band stalled over the area last night with decreasing freezing levels and heavy precipitation. The front moved Eastward in the early hours of the morning. Today we can expect light snow for the morning and afternoon before we are affected by a deep strong low originating off the California coast. This system will bring strong winds and heavy snow this evening but most of the energy will be South of our area. Freezing levels will hover around 1500 meters and should drop to 1200 meters by tomorrow evening. Friday will be cloudy with some flurries.
An upper ridge will bring dry unsettled weather into next week. Guesstimates: 10-15 cm by Friday morning.

    Large warm air mass slowly passing through the area yesterday at noon.

    Looking unsettled out in the Pacific.

        Temperatures for today look favourable, FL around 1500 meters.

    Will see some more precipitation later today.

    Drying out for Saturday. Unsettled Sunday. Freezing Levels dropping to 700 meters in the evening.

    Dry and mostly sunny for Monday. Freezing levels around 1000 meters.


Temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average: Science Daily

Awesome video on Snowmobiling in Avalanche Terrain: Knowledge is Power

Slide Scenarios: Montana

Mount Washington records first avalanche of the year: New Hampshire

Colorado High Court to hear ski area avalanche "Inherent Risk" case: Denver Post

    Snowing 2-3 cm per hour at 16:00 Hours yesterday afternoon.

     Some of the carnage from the intense storm on Tuesday!

    Snowing down to 1550 meters yesterday at around 16:00 Hours.

    In the alpine it was accumulating quickly.

                              Come out and support this worth while cause.

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