10 Dec 2018

December 10, 2018


    Snowing in the alpine Sunday morning.

    Still snowing lightly at 12:45 Hrs. -2 Deg C. 0 Deg C at 1650 meters.

    Yesterday afternoon, looking unsettled behind the front.

    Goes Ir image at the same time frame.

    Sunday night, loving the dump!!

Weather Observations for December 10, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -7, Winds were 35-60 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -6, Winds were 30-55 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -5, Winds were 10-30 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters       -4, Winds were 10-30 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters       -2, 14 cm of new, 26 cm in 24 hrs, Base 85 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -3, 12 cm of new, 20 cm in 24 hrs, Base 46 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters        0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.1, 17.8 mm of precip recorded yest

     As of 08:00 hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.


A cool upper level trough will pass through today in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL should hover in the 1000 meter level for most of the day. Unsettled today, mostly cloudy with some Flurries. A stronger frontal band pushes through tonight into Tuesday with strong winds and moderate/heavy precipitation. A break for Wednesday with some flurries until the next moist frontal band arrives Wednesday night into Thursday. Yet another on Friday. Guesstimates: 10-15 by Tuesday morning, 15-20 by Wednesday morning, 4-8 cm by Thursday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

    Upper trough for today with the FL hovering around 1000 meters.

    Next warm front arrives tonight.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Westerly flow with strong winds, FL hovering around 1000 meters.

    Cold front pushes through Thursday afternoon.

   Freezing level near the surface at times on Wednesday.

   No new snow avalanches observed yesterday with limited visibility. Sc Sz 1 during storm.


   Big Picture yesterday afternoon.

    Finally some natural snow to the valley, -2 deg C in the valley at 13:00 Hrs.

   12 cm of snow recorded by 14:00 Hrs at the Pig Alley weather plot.

    8 cm of new as of 14:00 Hrs at 685 meters. 

   Snowed all day well into the night.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Cayoosh: Dec 9, 2018


Update on the avalanche near AostaItaly

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