3 Feb 2015

February 3, 2015




    A skier succumbed to injuries after burial in the Pyrenees, story below.                         Internet Pic 

    Iranian killed in an avalanche in Darbandsar, story below.                                             Internet Pic        


    Front moved in early Monday morning.

    Began to snow lightly in the mountains and in the valley.

    Snowing by 08:30 Hours at 700 meters.

    Still skiing to Creekside!!

    By 16:00 hours it stopped snowing and began to break. 3 cm recorded at 1650 meters Monday Aft.



Weather Observations for February 3, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the S
2180 meters        -4, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the SW
1860 meters        -4, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the E
1835 meters        -2, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the SW
1650 meters        -2, 3 cm of new new snow, Base 137 cm
1550 meters        -1, Trace of new new snow, Base 114 cm,  Relative Humidity 96%.
  660 meters       +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.7, 2.0 mm recorded in 24 hours.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have broken cloud with unlimited visibility at 1835 meters.


For the Forecast, a broad flat ridge will maintain unsettled conditions for our zone into Wednesday afternoon and the air mass will be moist and stable. The flow is predominately Westerly with most of the weather systems travelling South of our area today and tomorrow.  A weak warm front will affect the area on Wednesday evening with Freezing levels around 1300 meters and moderate snowfall easing to light snowfall by Thursday afternoon. A series of fronts in a Southwest flow aloft will affect our area well into Monday with light to moderate precipitation and fluctuating freezing levels. FL could go as high as 1700 meters by Thursday evening and then go as low as 1400 meters by Friday evening. The front expected for Sunday could be the warmest with FL rising to 2200 meters. More on that later. Guesstimates 8-10 cm by Thursday morning, 15-20 cm by Friday morning above 1500 meters, 10-15 cm by Saturday morning, 10-15 cm by Sunday morning.


    Westerly flow with most of the moisture heading South of our zone.

    Jet streak just South of our area.

    Looking unsettled today with a chance of some flurries.

    Warm front moving in for Wednesday evening.



ARTICLES:

Pyrenees Avalanche claims a victim: France

Iranian Skier killed in Darbandsar Avalanche: Alborz Mountains, Iran

Avalanche fatality at Candanchu Resort: Spain

Off Piste Skiing- Staying safe in the backcountry: Europe

Skier survived long burial because of an air pocket: Austria

Sierra Nevada Ski Resorts close over lack of snow: Drought

Dismal Season at Crystal Mountain: Still Open


    Very cloudy in the morning into the early afternoon.

    Green Lake feeling the heat.




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