9 Nov 2015

November 9, 2015

    Skier triggered avalanche on Crested Butte this weekend. Info in article section below. CBAC Pic

    Began to snow at 1835 meters at 08:15 Friday morning, temperatures went from -3 to 0 in 2 Hrs.

    By noon Friday wet snow was falling at 1835 meters the temperature was +1. Good base snow.

    View from the valley Friday, Nov 6, 2015. 10.8 mm of pricip recorded at 660 meters in 24 Hr.

    Satellite image Friday.

    Saturday November 7, 2015.  28.9 mm of precipitation recorded at 660 meters.

    Image from Saturday Morning.

    Band of moisture from Saturday.

    At 1835 meters on Saturday the temperature fluctuated from +2 to -2. (24 hr period)

    Snowed most of Saturday at 1835 meters.

    Looking good for a warm day. Snowed into the night as well!!                             Adam Mercer Pic

    38 cm at 1835 meters Saturday afternoon.                                                           Adam Mercer Pic

    Sunday November 8, 2015. Looking like winter!! Temperature was -4.

    Unsettled weather Sunday. Looks great in the alpine!

Weather Observations for November 9, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -8, Winds were 15-35 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut Station
1835 meters      -5, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the NE--Roundhouse
1650 meters      -4, Relative Humidity 100%
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +5.4. 1.5 mm recorded at Nesters.

    As of 07:00 this am we have some lingering cloud and unlimited visibility at 2240 m.

For the forecast, a cool Northwesterly flow with an embedded trough and the jet stream migrating South will bring favourable conditions to our zone. Today we will see mostly sunny skies as a temporary upper ridge builds with freezing levels reaching the valley in the morning but rising to possibly 1000 meters during the day.  Tuesday morning will be unsettled before a cold front pushes onshore with snow in our forecast for Tuesday evening. Freezing levels should hover around the 1000 meter mark. Wednesday is looking somewhat unsettled with cool temperatures and the chance of some isolated snow showers. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with precipitation beginning in the evening as a warm front moves in. Friday is looking like a storm day with freezing levels possibly going to 1800 meters, the warm front will quickly exit with cooler air in its wake,  but more on that in Wednesdays post. Bring on the snow!!

    Image form this am, moisture very close by.

    We are in the clear except for a few lingering clouds.

    Monday is looking dry and sunny. Next system moving in on Tuesday afternoon.

    Cold front will be here Tuesday afternoon, could see 10-15 cm by Wednesday morning.

    Long way out but Friday is looking stormy, as always a ? of what the FL will do!!

Here is a look at the week ahead: GFS Model until Sunday Animated


Avalanche involvement Sunday at Rogers Pass: Instagram

Avalanche crowd-sourcing app demo'd at snowmobile gathering: Saskatoon

Utah Avalanche Centre Produces "Know before you go" Video: UAC

Sacajewea Bowl Avalanche Incident: GNFAC

Partial Burial on Hatch Peak: Alaska

Skier triggered avalanche at Crested Butte: Colorado

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    Light rain showers Friday afternoon which ramped up to moderate steady rain before midnight.

    Hats off to the presenters at Shred-ucation on Friday night. Awesome presentation!!

    Not many leaves left on the trees!!

    Sunday morning looking South over Green lake.

    Looks like winter to me. Sunday just after 12.

    No snow to the valley yet, just a bit too warm down here.

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