13 Jan 2015

January 13, 2015

    Early Monday morning, January 12, 2015. Stratus layer and Blue Bird.

    Looking Southwest yesterday morning.                                                     Tasso Lazaridis Photo


    Looking Northwest yesterday morning.

    Town centre yesterday afternoon. Stratus layer was persistent much of the day.

    Just before sundown, January 12, 2015.


Weather Observations for January 13, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the WNW
2180 meters        -2, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the NW
1860 meters        -1, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the NE
1835 meters         0, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1650 meters        -3, No new new snow, Base 124 cm
1550 meters        -1, No new new snow, Base 92 cm,  Relative Humidity 65%.
  660 meters        -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest +1.7.


    As of 07:00 Hours we have clear skies and unlimited visibility. A warm air sandwich at 1835 m.


For the forecast, the upper ridge will dominate the pattern today with mostly sunny skies. Some high cirrus and the persistent stratus layer above the valley floor is present.  The air mass is warm, in a Northwesterly flow aloft and we should see the freezing level rise well above the local peaks by this evening.  Wednesday should also be mostly sunny with a freezing level topping out at around 3000 meters but the ridge will weaken as the day progresses with some cloud development in the evening. A weak warm front will pass through Wednesday evening with freezing levels around 1600 meters. An occluded front moves in on Thursday morning with light increasing to moderate snowfall above 1200 meters into Thursday evening. This front will move through the area by Friday morning with unsettled conditions in its wake. Cooler temperatures for Friday with a freezing level hovering around 1000 meters. There is some inconsistencies in the models but it appears there may be another frontal wave for Saturday afternoon into Sunday. More on that in future posts. Guesstimates: 18-22 cm by Friday morning.




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    Some great light Monday morning.                                                              Mike Tomcheck Image


    Green Lake January 12, 2015 at 15:00 Hours.

    Fairly thin stratus layer yesterday afternoon.

    Just after sunset yesterday evening.


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