2 Dec 2017

December 2, 2017


    An avalanche has killed a hiker in Romania, story in article section.                                Net Pic

    Two climbers are missing in an avalanche in the Calimani Mountians in Romania               Net Pic

    Avalanche activity locally, some Sz 1.5 soft slabs with ski cuts.


   Snowing Friday morning in the valley.

    Snowing lightly Friday morning. By 14:00 Hrs 6 cm at Pig Alley, 5 cm at Catskinner.

    Looking a lot like winter once again.

Weather Observations for December 2, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -7, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE --Whistler Peak
1835 meters    -6, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE --Roundhouse
1660 meters    -6, 11 cm of new, 17 cm in 24 hrs  Base 159 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters   +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.4, 8.1 mm of precip recorded


An upper level trough will slowly migrate Eastward in a Soutwest flow aloft with the Freezing level hovering in the 700 meter range. We may get some intermittent snow flurries today with the chance of some breaks later this evening. By Sunday the flow will be Northerly and some cooler air will move into the area as the ridge begins to build. Some residual cloud will be likely Sunday morning with sunny skies by the afternoon.  As the ridge strengthens we will experience inverted temperatures with the FL beginning to rise on Tuesday with unseasonably warm temperatures in the alpine. The FL could be as high as 3500 meters on Thursday. Guesstimates: Trace-2m by Sunday morning. Looking like a dry period for the next week.

    GOES IR image showing Precipitation to the North and South.

    A cool upper level trough will push through today.

      Trough and associated low will migrate eastward on Sunday.

    High pressure for most of the weak as a warm high dominates the weather pattern.


    Great skiing conditions Friday.

    Freezing levels have been very close to the valley floor.

    0 to +1 Friday afternoon.

    Friday afternoon.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.


One tourist dead in Parnag Avalanche: Romania

The importance of Avalanche Training: Alpine Air

CAIC advises "take precautions": Colorado

Missoulaavalanche.org Advisory: Montana

No comments:

Post a Comment