25 Dec 2014

December 25, 2014


    Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas.                                                                       Net pic

    Very early Wednesday morning December 24, 2014.

    Trimming cornices on Chainsaw Ridge.

    Awesome light and awesome snow Wednesday.

    Looking North at sunset.

    Sunset December 24, 2014.





Weather observations for December 25, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hours this Am.

2240 meters    -11, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the W
2180 meters      -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1860 meters      -8, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the E
1835 meters      -8, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the WSW
1650 meters      -8, No new snow, Base 129 cm
1550 meters      -7, No new snow,  Relative Humidity 95%, Base 91 cm
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +4.4, 1 mm of precip recorded


    As of 07:00 Hours we have clear skies with unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, unsettled conditions in a Northerly Flow Aloft for today and tomorrow. A dry cloudy air mass will prevail until Friday night, with sunny breaks and the chance of isolated snow flurries.  A weak weather system will bring snow to the valley for Saturday, followed by high amplitude ridging for Sunday into next week with clear skies and cold temperatures. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Saturday morning, 8-12 cm during Saturday.



    Satellite image from yesterday afternoon, a truly awesome day!!!


   Definitely looking unsettled for the next few days.



    Snow for Saturday.



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    Clouds were in the valley for most of the day.

    Very large crevasse at the top of Blackcomb Glacier.

    Blackcomb Creek is beginning to freeze with the colder temperatures.

    Old Fracture line on Disease Ridge

   Awesome light all day long on Wednesday.

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