2 Dec 2014

December 2, 2014

    Some great light early Monday morning December 1, 2014.

    The snow making machine was making its own weather system in the valley Monday morning!!

    Clouds began to form by noon.

    Flurries later in the day.

    Cornices are growing quickly.

Weather observations for December 2, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this am.

2240 meters      -10, No wind data
2180 meters      -11, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSE
1860 meters      -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the WNW
1835 meters        -9, Winds were 1-5 KPH from the ENE
1650 meters      -10, No new snow, Base 50 cm
1550 meters        -8, Relative Humidity 83%
  660 meters      -12, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest -5

    As of 06:30 hours this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, another awesome day with a dry stable air mass and moderating temperatures. The surface ridge is still flexing its strength and should be with us until Thursday. It will weaken on Thursday allowing some cloud into the area. There is a chance of some cloud spilling into our zone on Wednesday as well.  Freezing levels will likely reach 1500 meters by Wednesday evening. The amount of moisture available for the weekend seems to be diminishing and tracking Southward. Its probably a good thing considering the freezing level could reach 2000 meters by Friday and Saturday. Sunday is looking promising with lowering  freezing levels and some light precipitation. The weak El Nino is not playing fair at this point in time. Guesstimates 3-5 cm by Friday morning, 5-8 cm by Saturday morning.

    Satellite image from yesterday, you can see when the cloud moved in from the Northwest.

    Moisture from the South will creep into the area Thursday.

    A band of moisture may get here on Sunday.


Becon review by Earn Your Turns: Arva Neo

Tuck in your tail in the backcountry: Powder Canada

Jumbo Day Lodge 56 meters from an Avalanche Path: Pique

The Professor of Powder: Jim Steenburgh

    Lost Lake and Green lake freezing over.

    There are a few layers that developed in November.  Profile at 2100 meters on a North aspect.

    We may have to be patient!!

    People are getting at it!!

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