7 Dec 2015

December 7, 2015

    Significant turnout for Sunday morning, December 6, 2015.

    Some decent snow at tree line.

    Snow flurries in the morning.

    Always nice to see snow accumulating on the snow guns.

    Still looking good above the FL Sunday afternoon.

Weather Observations for December 7, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -4 Winds were 45-60 KPH S              --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters       -4, Winds were 30-50 KPH SE           --Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -3, Winds were 25-45 KPH ESE         --Rendevous
1835 meters       -2, Winds were 15-50 KPH SE            --Roundhouse
1650 meters        0, 22 cm of new, 27 cm in 24 Hrs, 138 cm Base, Relative Humidity 100%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters        0, 13 cm of new, 99 cm Base            --Catskinner 
  660 meters      +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.6. 11.7 mm of precip in 24 hours

Maximum wind speed in the past 24 hours was 150 KPH at 2240 meters at 21:00 Hours Sunday. FL reached 1600 meters at around 04:00 hours this am.

Avalanche control yesterday produced size 1-2 Xe Sc. One result on Flute is suspected to have run on the November 18 Th crust.

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and variable visibility.

For the forecast, today we will see a break in the precipitation as the frontal band in a moist Southwest flow has moved South of our zone. Cloudy conditions for today with some light snow above 1400 meters this evening, we may see some breaks also. The next strong front with rising freezing levels (2000 M) will arrive early Tuesday morning, with strong winds, exiting the area with a cold front and cooler air by the evening. (1000 M) Wednesday will see another Weak front move through with the freezing level hovering around 1000 meters. Should see unsettled conditions by Friday. Guesstimates: 5-10 cm for Tuesday morning above 1800 meters, 20-30 cm above 1800 meters by Wednesday morning.

    Brunt of the moisture is to the South.

    Flow yesterday into today.

    Plume of moisture heading our way.


Flood threat for the Pacific Northwest from onslaught of storms: AccuWeather

Occluded Front: Definition

El Nino bringing warmer winter for region: Prince George

No winter for a while in the Alps: WePowder

    A few breaks in the morning, Sunday.

    Avalanche closure top of JC. Access to park is via the btm of 7TH heaven then to Lower Disease.

    Happy slush man.

    Slush on Alta Lake.

    Slush graffiti.

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