30 Dec 2015

December 30, 2015

    Slide out of Body Bag Bowl Monday 15:00 Hrs, lost pole, no injuries, 30 M ride. Andrew Image

    Fresh activity yesterday lower North East aspect of Rainbow. Suspect 15-12-15 V.

    Recent slide out of the upper N E Aspect of Rainbow Glacier. Several old Sz 1-1.5 observed.

    Great snow in the terrain park.

    Busy again yesterday morning.

    Wind was blowing from the South yesterday morning.

    Switched in the afternoon.

    Some low level cloud development yesterday afternoon.

    Everyone seems to be enjoying the weather!!

Weather Observations for December 30, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -13, Winds were 0-10 KPH SSW     --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters   -12, Winds were 10-20 KPH S         --Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -9, Winds were 5-10  KPH SW       --Rendevous
1835 meters   -10, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSE       --Roundhouse
1650 meters   -10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hours 180 cm Base, RH 68%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 132 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters   -13, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -1.2. 0 mm of precipitation recorded

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have some scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, Sunny conditions with inverted temperatures into next week. High pressure will be with us for a while, with a Northerly flow aloft for today.  Freezing level will gradually rise tonight with warm air moving into the zone for Thursday. FL will likely peak on Friday at just under 3000 meters. Should come back down to around 1500 meters by Monday. There is some hope that the low to the South will gradually move North early next week with some precipitation. Models are in disagreement so confidence is low.  Get out the sun screen!!

    Strong upper level ridge has formed over the PACNW.

    Low to the South might bring a change by Tuesday???

    High pressure moves around a bit, but is here until next week.

    Low to the South might move into the area later next week. Warm offshore flow.


El Nino's Revenge--Avalanche control on the lower mountain: Bear Valley, CA

Q & A--Michelle Parker talks about charging powder to an all-female crew: Squaw Valley

Avalanche update--Shows 5000 Tons of snow hit houses at 80 KPH: Icepeople.Net

El Nino awakens: CliffMassWeatherBlog

Backcountry apps offer adventurers tools for sharing avalanche information: CBC News

    Another awesome day.

    Windy yesterday afternoon to the South of the valley.

    Crazy lines off Pyroclastic.

    Flute heaven.

    Callaghan Olympic Park.

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