7 Dec 2014

December 7, 2014

    Woke up to freezing rain at 700 meters. Temperature in the valley at -1 early Dec 6, 2014.

    There was a reason there was no telemetry from 1835 meters yesterday morning.

    A few wacks, a little love and it was working by 10:00 Hours Saturday morning.

    Early Bird Social attracted 50 women for an awesome day of learning! Snowed 5 cm at 1650 Yest.

    Size 1 Sa, unless they ski cut it?, No control work in the temporary boundary. Be cautious!!

    Perfect snowball material Saturday afternoon at 1870 meters. Moist and -2.

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

2240 meters      -5, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters      -3, Winds were 25-35 KPH from the SSE
1860 meters      -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters      -1, Trace of new snow, 5 cm in 24 Hours Base 52 cm
1550 meters      -1, Relative Humidity 99%
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +1.4, 10.5 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 06:45 we have valley cloud, high level clouds, no precipitation and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the upper level ridge and low level offshore flow will bring drier conditions for today. Last night the valley experienced some moisture while the upper mountain was dry and cold. A weak front will pass through our zone this evening with a short impulse of precipitation, a freezing level near the upper elevations, with moderate rain fall.  Monday will be cloudy with light precipitation during the day, with a lowering freezing level to around 1700 meters by the evening, then a very moist Southwest flow begins to affect our area until Wednesday evening. Another atmospheric river is on its way!! Forecasted freezing levels have been dropping slightly so we can only hope that it will snow at the mid mountain level. The majority of the precipitation will likely fall to the South of our zone. We could see 70-90 cm of snow by Wednesday night from mid mountain up. More on that in tomorrows post.  

    Satellite image from Noon yesterday!

    Big picture, looks like some decent moisture is on its way.

    Short lived precipitation event Sunday evening into Monday.

    Tuesday's Front is looking fairly juicy.


AST Courses offered by one of my sponsors: Canada West Mountain School

Antarctica Heat comes from the Deep: Science Daily

Annapurna Avalanche: You Tube

13 Things you did not know about snow: DNews

Weather to Ski: We Know Snow

Squeaky bum time for French Resorts: Pistehors.com

    Beacon review with the Early Bird Social. Awesome to see so many keen backcountry enthusiasts.

    Yesterday afternoon the snow stopped and a drier air mass moved in.

    Track down Cougar yesterday afternoon.

    Learning how to shovel snow efficiently. Conveyor Method.

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