17 Dec 2014

December 17, 2014



    More snow making in the valley yesterday morning until it warmed up.

    Visibility in the alpine yesterday had its challenges at times.

   The ribbon of snow in the centre of the picture right to the Town Centre.

    Dusk, 16:10 on December 16, 2014.




Weather observations for December 17, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this am.

2240 meters        -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the ESE
2180 meters        -5, Winds were 30-45 KPH from?
1860 meters        -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the E
1835 meters        -2, Winds were 115-35 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters        -2, 4 cm of new snow,  Base 92 cm
1550 meters        -2, 3 cm of new snow, Base 62 cm Relative Humidity 96%
  660 meters        -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest -0.2, Trace of Precip recorded  Yest 


    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have high overcast skies and unlimited visibility. Fresh snow!!


For the forecast, today will be mostly cloudy as a moist air mass with very light snowfall moves through the zone this afternoon into this evening. (A negative tilted upper trough with a Southwest split flow)  Thursday will be similar with cloudy conditions and some very light snow flurries prior to the arrival of a cold front on Thursday evening into Friday, with freezing levels fluctuating from 1000-1200 meters. . A warm front is still forecasted for later on Saturday but as of now the FL seems to peak at  around 1600 meters, early Sunday morning. A cold front will follow the warm front. More on that tomorrow. Guesstimates: 3-5 cm by Thursday morning, 10-12 cm by Friday morning, 6-10 cm by Saturday morning, 15-20 cm by Sunday morning. 





   Some moisture in the relatively dry air mass yesterday.

    Satellite image from 13:00 Hrs yesterday.




    Initial wave of precipitation could be good on Thursday evening. 


    Strong warm front approaching for Saturday/Sunday, FL looks to be at favourable values.



ARTICLES: 

Detailed look at Greenland's Vanishing Ice.: Science Daily

Manual Snow and weather observations: Avalanche.org

Ski Area owner sentenced over Permitting Violation: Colorado

Lucky skier survives a 700 meter avalanche using his airbag: Bern, Switzerland





                         Come out and support this event for the Avalanche Canada Foundation.




    There were some breaks yesterday.

    The White lines to the Valley on both Mountains!! Snow making is doing an awesome job!!


    Lots of Christmas Lights in Town.


    Dark by 16:30 Hours December 16, 2014.

 

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