23 Feb 2015

February 23, 2015

    Another avalanche Fatality in France. Story Below                                                               Net Pic


    Nice pinks Sunday morning, February 22, 2015.

    Horstman Glacier Sunday morning.

    Some cloud around by Sunday mid morning.

    By 15:00 Hours there was significant cloud to the East. Still an awesome day.

    Sunset Sunday evening, similar colours to sunrise yesterday morning.



Weather Observations for February 23, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       +1, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the WSW
2180 meters       +2, Winds were 25-35 KPH from the NNW
1860 meters       +2, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the WNW
1835 meters       +3, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1650 meters       +2, No new new snow, Base 143 cm
1550 meters       +3, No new new snow, Base 108 cm,  Relative Humidity 52%.
  660 meters        -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.3

   As of 07:00 Hours we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, strong upper ridge with a Northerly flow will bring dry warm conditions for today. The ridge will weaken on Tuesday allowing the low to spill cloud into the zone for unsettled weather. A very weak front will move into the area on Wednesday afternoon with cloudy conditions and some light precipitation with a FL of about 1500 meters.Thursday will be a similar day, with unsettled weather in the morning then more cloud in the afternoon with a dry air mass. The ridge rebuilds for Friday with unsettled weather before more sunshine on the weekend. FL today will top out around 3200 meters and gradually drop to 1500 meters by Tuesday evening. Guesstimates trace to 2 cm by
Thursday morning.

 
 Image for this morning.

Low will spin some cloud and possibly some moisture our way Wednesday evening.


ARTICLES:

Death toll from weekend avalanches in the Alps rises to 5: 1 Fatality in the Taillefer Alps, France

Briancon Rescue Boss calls for vigilance: France

Another article on the Tabor Avalanche in France: Pistehors.com

Mountain Weather Forecast: Avalanche Canada


    Lots of folk enjoying the sun. +8, I am sure it felt warmer on the Longhorn deck!!

    Boarding of a different variety.

   Crazy Skim\ Boogie Boarder.

   A  Maui Sunset.



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