6 Feb 2015

February 6, 2015

    Avalanche in the Krkonose Mountains claim a Czech skier, story Below.                           Net Pic

    Avalanche in Afghanistan claims one life. Story Below                                                    Internet Pic


    Snowing 2 cm per hour at 08:45 February 5, 2015. Temperature was 0.

    Conglomerate stellar's falling Thursday morning at 700 meters.


    By 15:00 hours it was raining lightly and +2 at 1835 meters,  +1 at 660 meters.

    By noon on Thursday we had slurry conditions in the valley.


Weather Observations for February 6, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -1, Winds were 60-85 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters     -0.5, Winds were 40-65 KPH from the S
1860 meters     -0.5, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the E
1835 meters       +1, Winds were 20-55 KPH from the E
1650 meters       +1, Trace of new new snow, 14 cm in 24 hours, Base 148 cm
1550 meters       +3, No new new snow, Base 116 cm,  Relative Humidity 97%.
  660 meters       +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.5, 27.5 mm recorded before midnight.
                            Squamish recorded 76.7 mm before midnight yesterday.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have obscured skies, limited visibility and wet snow is falling.

For the Forecast, vigorous moist Southwest flow aloft will continue to bring periods of light to heavy precipitation into our zone until Sunday. Freezing levels will fluctuate between 1800 meters and 1600 meters today with the chance of dropping to 1500 meters by tomorrow as the series of upper level troughs move through the South Coast. A large upper level ridge will begin to build off the coast and bring unsettled weather to the area Monday afternoon and continue to strengthen into Tuesday with unsettled weather. Guesstimates 10-15 cm today above 1800 meters, 15-25 cm by Saturday morning above 1600 meters, 15-20 cm by Sunday morning above 1500 meters.             

    Satellite image from yesterday afternoon. We were receiving light precip.

    Big picture from yesterday. Subtropical flow.

    Flow and moisture levels for today.


                               Jet stream for this morning.


    A series of upper level troughs embedded in the flow.

   Today's model.

    High pressure will be influencing our zone by Monday.

    High pressure well established again by Tuesday with some clouds in our zone.



VIDEO FRIDAYS:

Julien Lopez caught in an avalanche at World Freeride Competition: Kappl, Austria

Snowboarder captures avalanche on Go Pro: Romania

SLF Avalanche Experiment--Vallee de la Sionne: Cool Footage

Watch this video on China's Pollution affecting the world: NASA

The Avalanche Centre Mountain Weather Forecast: Avalanche Canada

Snow Ploughing Train, CN Train 406-Thats a lot of oil cars: Crossing, What Crossing!!







ARTICLES:

Avalanche kills young skier in Czech Mountains: Krkonose Moutains

Avalanche claims the life of a person in Ghoor: Afghanistan

Impact of Avalanches studied in Iceland: Sci & Tech

Avalanche control will be necessary in the next few days: Rogers Pass, Trans Canada Hwy

US Teen survives 48 Hours lost in Swiss Alps: Vaud Alps, Switzerland

Sobering Stuff by James Cove--Kicking Horse Resort- Avalanche Involvement: Planet Ski




   A mix of snow and rain around 10:00 Hours. Still 0 degrees.

    Creekside on a grey day Thursday.

    Raining lightly for most of the afternoon in the valley.

    16:00 Hours in the village on Thursday, very light precipitation, +1.








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