14 Apr 2015

April 14, 2015

    Austrian Skier survives 10 hour burial, story in article section.                                              Net Pic

    By 07:30 Hours on Monday April 13, 2015 the visibility had improved. -4, 20-35 KPH wind SE.

    Seventh Heaven early Monday morning.

    View from the valley Monday am.

     Snow line at 1000 meters yesterday morning.

    Snowing at 12:30 Hours, -3, 20-45 KPH winds from the ESE.

    Snowing lightly at 17:30 Hours, -3.5, 20-35 KPH wind from the S.

    This morning at 05:45.

Weather Observations for April 14, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -5, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the SW
2180 meters      -8, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the WNW
1860 meters      -8, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the S
1835 meters      -7, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the WSW
1650 meters      -6, 6 cm of new snow, 13 cm in 24 hours, Base 206 cm
1550 meters      -5, 4 cm of new snow, 9 cm in 24 hours, Base 151 cm, Relative Humidity 95%. 
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.1, 3.2 mm recorded there on Monday.

   As of 07:00 hours we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

Yesterday ski cutting produced numerous size 1 soft slabs with the wind loading.

For the forecast, a drier stable Northwest flow aloft associated with an upper level trough will bring unsettled conditions for today with the freezing level rising to around 1200 meters, then dropping to 900 meters tonight. Wednesday will also be unsettled with more cloud development in the afternoon and the chance of some isolated snow showers in the alpine as a weak warm front moves through. The FL will hover around 1500 meters during the day and drop to 1200 meters in the evening. Thursday will start off with more cloud breaking later in the morning with unsettled conditions but warming with the FL rising to 2000 meters. Flurries are possible in the morning. Another frontal wave moves in for Friday with light precipitation and a rising FL topping out at 2100 meters then dropping by the evening to 1800 meters as a ridge begins to rebuild for the weekend. As of now we are in for a warm sunny weekend with the FL topping out at 3000 meters on Sunday. Guesstimates: Trace-1 cm on Tuesday, Trace -2 cm on Wednesday, Trace-1 cm on Thursday above 1800 meters, 2-4 cm on Friday above 1800 meters.

    Upper trough moving through the area today.

    Unsettled with some clouds for Tuesday.

    Some clearing into the evening.

    More clouds for Wednesday afternoon as a weak warm front moves onshore.

   Warm front will still be in the area with some light precipitation.

   Mostly cloudy Friday morning clearing in the evening.

   High pressure builds on Saturday.

    High pressure for Sunday with elevated freezing level of 3000 meters.

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    Image from Monday morning at 08:00 Hours.

    Image yesterday just after noon. (12:15)

    Image from yesterday around 16:45 Hours.

    Big picture later in the afternoon. (16:45) Most of the moisture went South.

    Obscured at times, at 2180 meters yesterday.

    Snow in the trees at 800 meters.

    Snow sticking to the ground yesterday at 780 meters, 0 Degrees.

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