15 Jan 2015

January 15, 2015

    Sunrise was at 08:06 Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

    Stratus layer again yesterday morning, it did dissipate fairly quickly.

    Bluebird by the afternoon on Wednesday.

    Still some snow in the trees where the sun does not shine, mid right.

    Alpin Glow Wednesday evening.

    Clouds began to move in from the Northwest.

    Sunset January 14, 2015.

Weather Observations for January 15, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -5, Winds were 20-25 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters        -5, Winds were 35-50 KPH from the S
1860 meters        -3, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters        -2, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters        -1, No new new snow, Base 124 cm
1550 meters        -1, No new new snow, Base 92 cm,  Relative Humidity 79%.
  660 meters        -7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yest -0.3.

    As of 07:00 Hours we have high overcast and unlimited visibility to the Valley Floor.

For the forecast, the stalled front will eventually move on shore this morning with precipitation beginning around noon. It appears with the North South orientation of the moist air that most of the precipitation associated with the cold front will move Southward. The cold front will move through this evening into early Friday morning. The surface high will begin to rebuild for Friday for unsettled conditions and the chance of some post frontal showers. A weak warm front will move in for Saturday into Sunday with a spike in the freezing level to around 1500 meters by Sunday morning. The brunt of the warm front will be affecting our neighbours to the South of the boarder. Sunday the freezing level will drop back down to 1000 meters by the evening, with moderate to light precipitation during the day. Monday will be unsettled with the chance of post frontal flurries as the surface high once again rebuilds. Guesstimates 10-15 cm by Friday morning, 4-6 cm by Sunday morning, 8-10 cm by Monday morning.

   Image taken at 16:00 Hours Wednesday, clouds are still aways off.

   Front is approaching with strong winds along the coast.

   We should see the precipitation to start around noon.

    Moisture being drawn from the South Pacific will mostly end up in Washington State.

    Unsettled for Friday.

    Moisture moving through for Saturday into Sunday.

    Looking dry with the surface ridge building Monday and strengthening into the middle of the week.


Even a small avalanche can bury you: MPORA

Anatomy of an Avalanche: Avalanche Safety Week

Lack of snow is hurting small resorts in France: Pistehors.com

Backcountry Safety Video by:  Snowboard Addiction

Avalanche Canada unveils real-time info-sharing tool for backcountry users: Revelstoke

A controlled avalanche consumes the bottom station of a chair lift: Switzerland

    Looking towards the top of Crystal Chair.

    Some of the first building constructed in the town centre back in 1979. Centre of picture.

   There were some cirrus clouds about yesterday afternoon.

    Looking Southwest over the Whistler Golf Course.

Some photos from Vince Shuley who was out in the Spearhead. http://www.vinceshuley.com/

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