13 Apr 2015

April 13, 2015

    Several avalanche incidents in the Alps over the weekend, stories in Article section.        Net Pic

    Some breaks early Sunday, April 12, 2015.

    There was some cool light earlier in the day.

    Clouds rolled into the area fairly quickly yesterday morning.

    Some brief sunny periods yesterday morning.

    Demo days on Sunday.

    Flurries in the afternoon.

    Above 1200 meters was obscured by days end.

Weather Observations for April 13, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 45-65 KPH from the SE
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -6, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      -4, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters      -3, 3 cm of new snow, Base 200 cm
1550 meters      -3, 2 cm of new snow,  Base 146 cm, Relative Humidity 98%. 
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.4, Trace recorded there on Sunday.

    As of 07:00 Hours we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.

For the forecast, leading edge of the front has brought light precipitation to the area early this morning, in a Southwest flow aloft. A strong cold front emanating from a deepening low will bring moderate precipitation to the area this afternoon into this evening in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will hover round 1200 meters, dropping to surface this evening then rising to 1200 meters on Tuesday afternoon.  A weak high pressure builds for Tuesday morning with unsettled conditions into Wednesday morning, the weak ridge becomes dirty with an influx of cloud for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning with some light intermittent showers expected and a FL rising to 2200 meters. The ridge strengthens on Thursday afternoon with drier conditions and warmer temperatures by Friday. At this time we may be in for a warm sunny weekend.  Guesstimates:  16-20 cm by Tuesday morning, Trace to 2 cm by Wednesday morning.

    Cold front will bring strong winds with its passage.

    Flow for today.

    Deepening low will move Southeast fairly quickly.

    Unsettled for Tuesday.

    Unsettled Wednesday morning with some cloud spilling into the zone in the afternoon.

    Dries out again Thursday evening.


CERN ski club members injured in an avalanche: Switzerland

One dead, one rescued after avalanche in Tyrol: Austria

Avalanche Fatality in Rohtang: India

"Sidecountry" Rated R: Doug Chabot

Information on Montana Avalanche Fatality: Gallatin Avalanche Center

    Looking up into Horstman Glacier Sunday am.

    Satellite image from 10:00 Hours yesterday.

    Whistler yesterday morning.

    Barred Owl yesterday morning.

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