25 Dec 2015

DECEMBER 25, 2015

    Merry Christmas!!!

    Early Thursday morning, first lift up.

   On the way to the early opening of 7 Th Heaven!!

    First light Thursday December 24, 2015.

    Awesome morning.

    Fluff on Cord.

    End of the day.

Weather Observations for December 25, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -12, Winds were 0-10 KPH E           --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters   -11, Winds were 10-15 KPH SSE    --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -11, Winds were 0-5 KPH NE          --Rendevous
1835 meters   -10, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE        --Roundhouse
1650 meters     -8, trace of new, 2 cm in 24 hours 187 cm Base, Relative Humidity 88%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -10, trace of new, 136 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters     -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -0.6. 2.2 mm of precipitation recorded

   As of 07:00 Hours X-Mas day we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a weak short lived ridge will bring unsettled conditions this am with more sun by the afternoon in a Northwest flow aloft. A weak front will move through on Saturday with very light snow and overcast conditions. Sunday will be similar with a bit more snowfall. Medium range models are in disagreement for early next week so there may be some changes by then. We will likely see a weak ridge for Monday and unsettled conditions for Tuesday in a slit flow. Standby!! The freezing level should hover around the valley with the exception of a brief spike to around 800 meters on Sunday afternoon. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Sunday morning, 4-8 cm by Monday morning.

    High pressure building for Christmas Day.

    Low to the Northwest will spin some cloud our way on Saturday into Sunday.

    Low on Sunday has potential for some precipitation.


Satellite animation of the snow machine: November 1-December 15, 2015

Drone just misses slalom skier: You Tube

Snowmobile travels 212 Km on water: New World Record

Tree Well and SIS information: Vimeo


Cool Jobs Q & A: Ski Patroller--MacLean's Cool Jobs Series

Classifying the geometry of snowflakes, highlights their Beauty and Diversity: ScienceDaily

Snoqualmie, Stevens Pass closed for Avalanche Danger: MyNorthwest.com

Frozen Pirate is bringing avalanche education to sledders: TheGoatNews

    Unsettled Thursday morning but a fair amount of cloud also.

    No organised systems for a while.

    Unsettled in the morning.

    Rescue training December 24, 2015.

    Sun just about to penetrate the clouds.

    Plate stellar's easily visible on the surface.

    Buried before required.

         Fun in the terrain park.

       It has been cold in the valley!!

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