11 Feb 2015

February 11, 2015

    Avalanche has killed a local skiing guide at Gulmarg Ski Resort, India. Story below.     Net Pic

    Sunrise, February 10, 2015; officially at 07:32 Hours.

    Obscured skies at 2180 meters at 08:30, Tuesday morning.

    Fresh snow, broken skies at tree line.

    Nice to see some blue yesterday morning.

   A lot of ice has melted off Green Lake.

    Periods of Blue Bird yesterday morning.

    Fresh tracks in good light did happen for some lucky people.

    Back to clouds in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for February 11, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -5, Winds were 25-30 KPH from the SE
2180 meters        -3, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
1860 meters        -1, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the E
1835 meters         0, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SE
1650 meters         0, No new new snow, Base 156 cm
1550 meters         0, No new new snow, Base 113 cm,  Relative Humidity 100%.
  660 meters       +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +8.7, 1.1 mm recorded before midnight.
                             Pemberton hit a record Maximum temperature of +8.9 yesterday.

   As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies with a few breaks, unlimited visibility. There is valley cloud.

For the forecast, unsettled conditions for today as the ridge builds into our area, with FL around 1800 meters possibly rising to 2000 meters this afternoon.   A weak front will bring cloudy conditions with light rain to the area Thursday, in a Southwesterly flow. The FL should remain and hover  around 2000 as the day progresses on Thursday. Weak ridging Thursday evening will bring slightly drier conditions into Friday morning, then another warm front moves on shore with light to moderate precipitation and a rising freezing level (max at 2600 meters in the am). As the system moves East we will see the FL drop to 1900 meters by Friday evening with the chance of some snow above 1700 meters by Saturday morning. A strong upper ridge begins to build for Saturday with cooler temperatures and unsettled conditions. The ridge strengthens for Sunday, bringing cool temperatures and sunny conditions into early next week. Guesstimates: 6-8 mm of rain by Friday morning, 8-12 mm by Saturday morning with 3-5 cm above 1700 meters.

   There is more rain on the way, for tomorrow and Friday.

   Light rain for most of Thursday.

   High pressure ridge is just to the South of our area.

   More precipitation for Friday.

    Blue bird for Sunday.


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    Pussy Willows are blooming.

   Alta Lake is maintaining its ice.

   Many layers yesterday morning.

   Still a way off the hill.

   Japanese Army builds 50 Foot high Star Wars snow sculpture for Sapporo Snow Festival.      Net Pic

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