14 Feb 2015

February 14, 2015

    Happy Valentines Day

    08:00 Hours Friday February 13, 2015. +5

    Quiet morning at upload.

     By next week wake boarding and water skiing could become a possibility on Green Lake?!!

    By 12:00 the rain ceased and the cloud level lowered. +5

    Just before 15:00 Hrs, rain started back up around 14:30 Hrs. +3.

    Same time line with some juicier clouds over our area.

    In the valley same time frame, +6. Normal is +3 with a minimum temperature  of -4.

    Spotted a lonely skunk cabbage sprout yesterday, yes its a skunk cabbage!!

    Just before sunset yesterday. Today we will get 10 hours of day light. 07:25-17:27.


Weather Observations for February 14, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -5, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the WSW
2180 meters        -4, Winds were 40-50 KPH from the SW
1860 meters        -2, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the ENE
1835 meters        -1, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters       +2, No new new snow, Base 148 cm
1550 meters       +2, No new new snow, Base 112 cm,  Relative Humidity 100%.
  660 meters       +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.5, 13.8 mm recorded before midnight.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility. 5 cm of fresh snow above 1900 m.

   Moist lower level cloud should dissipate by this afternoon.


For the forecast,  some lingering cloud in the wake of the weak front moving East of our area in a Westerly flow will bring unsettled conditions to the area this morning with less cloud by this afternoon. There is still the chance of some isolated drizzle this morning in the valley below the mid mountain moist stratus cloud layer, with a freezing level around 1800 meters. The strong upper ridge building into our zone today will keep pushing the cloud out of the area bringing sunny weather for Sunday with cooler temperatures in a Northwest flow. FL should drop to 1200 meters by Sunday evening into Monday afternoon before climbing back up to 1900 meters. This pattern will persist until Wednesday when a weak frontal system moves into the area for Thursday, with unsettled weather. More on that as we get closer. Enjoy the sunshine!!


    Satellite image from 10:30 Friday Morning.

   Big picture from yesterday morning.

   Satellite image from this morning. Still some high cloud and a lower level stratus layer.

    High pressure aloft begins to push the low to the North.



    Monday the high is pushing hard on the low, may see some cloud. Northerly Flow.



ARTICLES:

News from the ISPO Trade Show in Munich, Germany: Backcountry.com

Avalanche "Big enough to bury a car" recorded in the highlands: BBC News

Avalanche Survivor describes ordeal: KOCO.com

Special Avalanche Advisory issued for B.C. Southern Interior: Avalanche Canada

We are not the only resort having a bad February: Wasatch Weather Weenies

New Volkl Mantra Ski--The All Mountain Legend: Full Rocker



    On Standby in case it snows in March, always a possibility!!

    Lower Dave Murray, February 13, 2015.

   Ready to pump if it gets colder!!

    Could use a week of cold temperatures.

   Alta Lake is still icy, remember people windsurfing on it January 1982?!!  A warm and wet winter also.





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