7 Mar 2015

March 7, 2015

    High cirrus cloud Friday March 6, 2015. 07:30 Hours.

    Still uploading at 10:30 Hours.

    High cloud but Armchair Glacier was visible yesterday.

   Nicer to the South Friday morning.

    At 14:00 Hours of Friday afternoon, cirrus cloud beginning to thin as the ridge strengthens.

    Some Alpen Glow yesterday evening.

Weather Observations for March 7, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -2, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the NW
2180 meters     -1, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the NNW 
1860 meters      0, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the NNE
1835 meters    +1, Winds were 0-10 KPH from the S
1650 meters     -1, no new snow, Base 144 cm
1550 meters    +2, no new snow, Base 109 cm,  Relative Humidity 52%.
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.3.

    At 07:00 Hours we have sparse cirrus cloud which will dissipate and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, persistent high pressure aloft will bring sunny skies and mild temperatures to the area today in a Northwest flow aloft. Sunday will be mostly sunny with some cloud development in the afternoon as the flow switches to onshore. Freezing levels for the weekend are in the alpine elevations and higher than the local peaks. Stronger onshore flow for Monday will bring unsettled conditions with warmer temperatures and increasing cloud development. Tuesday will be unsettled as well as the ridge begins to migrate East allowing the upper level low in the North Pacific to bring a front into the area for Tuesday evening. Freezing level will drop with the arrival of the front to around 1600 meters. As of now it appears the FL will fluctuate from 1600m to 1900 meters between Wednesday and Thursday with light to heavy periods of precipitation. We are still a ways off and the models could change by then. Guesstimates 3-5 cm by Wednesday morning, 20-30 cm by Thursday morning.

    High pressure built during the day bringing clear skies by Friday night.

    Big picture, there is some moisture way out in the Pacific.

    High pressure dominating the area for the next few days.

    Front moves in on Tuesday evening.

    Back into a Westerly Flow for Wednesday.

   Some models have moisture in the area on Friday, but the ridge may begin to rebuild.

    Clash of the High and Low late next week.


Expedition to recover bodies found on Orizaba: Mexico

Fake Snow, Real Money--The high-tech fight to save California Skiing: BloomergBusiness

Canada's deadliest avalanche remembered , 105 yeas later: CTV News

Lack of snow has pushed Alaska sled dog race North: Science Daily

Speed Kiter sets off an avalanche: Chamonix

Avalanche Tragedy--Australian Snowboarders recovering: YahooNews

Wet snow avalanche in Norway: Lucky Telemarker

    Leaves by next week??

    Swans are hanging at Green Lake.

    Just before sunset yesterday.

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