9 Dec 2017

December 9, 2017


    Locally not much to report.

    An avalanche has killed two climbers, seven missing in Southern Iran. Story below. Net Pic.


    Early Friday morning in the valley, -3 Deg C. Maximum valley temperature yesterday was -0.4.

    Thick valley cloud moving in from the North in the morning.

    High scattered cirrus cloud for most of the day. Hi of +4 at 2240 M, +8 at 1860 M.

    Stratus cloud in the valley for the whole day. Cold air trapped in the valley.

    Image from Friday.

    Ridge allowed some cloud into the area on Friday.

 Weather Observations for December 9, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +2, Winds were 25-35 KPH S  --Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +5, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE--Roundhouse
1660 meters    +1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 141 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -0.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


Ground Hog Day, the high amplitude ridge is still anchored over the west coast today with a Southwesterly flow aloft. A stratus deck is still over the valley with the low off the coast sending some high cloud our way again today. Some models are trending toward the high picking up anchor by Monday and slowly drifting away by Thursday of next week. A mix of sun and cloud for the next week with inverted temperatures and a high freezing levels. There is some talk about some flurries on Sunday, but unlikely.  A weak upper level trough is forecasted to push in with some precipitation and cooler temperatures by Thursday.. Enjoy the sun!!

    GOES IR from this am.

    Lows will send some cloud our way, still warm at 1850 meters.


    Cool temperatures in the morning, nice to see the snow makers doing their magic.

    Many turns on Flute. Time for a new surface!!!

    Into the snow zone.

    Still ice in the valley creeks, negative temperatures all day on Friday.

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Two climbers killed, seven missing in Southern Iran Avalanche: Oshtorankuh Mountain

Information on Oshtorankuh Mountain: Wikipedia

Backcountry recreation "skyrocketing" deaths aren't: Montana

Despite decades of backcountry experience, beloved coach died in avalanche: Alaska

For skiers its uphill all the way: New York Times

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