23 Dec 2014

December 23, 2014

    First light December 22, 2014.

    Some cool clouds around in the morning.

    Became cloudier in the afternoon.

    Some very soft light yesterday afternoon.

    Sunset, Monday December 22, 2014.

Weather observations for December 23, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this Am.

2240 meters      -6, Winds were 40-70 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 35-60 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters      -4, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      -4, Winds were 20-40 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters      -3, 2 cm of new snow, 12 cm in 24 hours, Base 128 cm
1550 meters      -3, 2 cm of new snow, 2 cm in 24 hours, Relative Humidity 98%, Base 98 cm
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +2.1

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies, snowing and Limited visibility.



For the forecast, the slow moving warm front in a Westerly flow will give us precipitation today and into this evening as it moves Eastward. A cold front will brush the region later in the day with a dropping Freezing Level.  A weak upper trough will bring unsettled conditions for tomorrow as most of the precipitation moves South. Christmas day is also looking unsettled with snow flurries possible on both days, in a dry Northwesterly flow.  Friday is looking sunny in the morning with a weak short wave trough pushing through in the evening, into Saturday morning. We may be in for an Arctic Outbreak Sunday into early next week. More on that as we get closer.  Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Wednesday morning, Flurries until Friday night; 4-6 cm by Saturday morning.





     Satellite image from yesterday morning 11:30, as the cloud cover was increasing.


    Precip on its way for last night.


    Should see a period of moderate snow as the cold front pushes through Today.


    High in the Pacific is pushing the low, with most of the precip going North.


        Looking colder for Christmas day.





ARTICLES:

A round up of 2014 Early Season Avalanche Conditions in the U.S.: Teaton Gravity Research

Third recall for ABS Airbag System: Pistehors.com

A worth while video to watch on surviving an avalanche: Mountain Story

Latest report from Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre: VIAC





    Work horse of the skies.

    Many obstacles past the temporary boundary!!

    Steep Skiing Lesson.

    Whistler Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

    Nice light at days end.

    Still Blue to the North late in the day, December 22, 2014.

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