1 Jan 2016

January 1, 2016

    All the best in New Year. Think positive about more snow!!!

    Just before sunrise, Thursday December 31, 2015. Snow in the trees, in the alpine is disappearing.

    2 of the 4 different snow guns at the Horstman Hut.

    Loose snow avalanche in Lakeside Bowl Thursday. That is why it had an AC closure in the pm.

    Multiple small releases.

    Another one lookers right of DOA.

    Symphony Chair, Thursday afternoon.

    Similar colours at sunset to sunrise.

    Just after sunset, which was officially at 16:19 Dec 31, 2015.

Weather Observations for January 1, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -2, Winds were 20-25 KPH SSE   --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      0, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE      --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    +3, Winds were 0-5  KPH SSE       --Rendevous
1835 meters    +2, Winds were 0-10 KPH SSE      --Roundhouse
1650 meters     -3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hours 171 cm Base, RH 61%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 128 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters   -13, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -5.9. 0 mm of Precip recorded                                                                                                                      

For the forecast, more of the same as the high pressure continues to dominate the pattern with a slightly higher FL for today, possibly 2700 meters by this afternoon. By Saturday evening it may come down to around 1300 meters. No real change until Monday, which may present a split flow situation with much uncertainty in the models. More on that as we get closer. Enjoy the sun, hopefully it will come to an end next week, but it is looking unsettled at this time with a fairly dry air mass.

    High is over our zone.

    Another image of the high over our area today.

    Another nice day Saturday.

    Dominant High Pressure continues into the weekend.

    Split flow Monday, but it looks pretty unsettled.


Great Avalanche Control Footage-Ophir Road: Telluride, CO.

Squirrel clearing snow from his rope way: Cute

Ski Base Jump in Squamish: Vimeo

Snowboarding in Europe: Dirt Jumps


California officials upbeat about snowpack; only time will tell: LATimes

Skier Triggers snow slide onto Cross-country ski run: Idaho

New Years Resolutions for Backcountry Skiers: AMountainJourney

    High pressure, some stratus cloud in Georgia Straight. Early Thursday morning.

    SMI snow gun at Horstman Hut.

    Plugged in.

    Another awesome day in the mountains.

    Man made ice.

    Pipe Dragon!!

    Last sunset of 2015.

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