1 Dec 2019

December 1, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Saturday November 30, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. -4.7 Deg C with a 5-10 West breeze.

    It was a very nice day before the cloud made an appearance.

    High cloud in the afternoon, but dry. High in the valley was -4.1 Deg C.

    Satellite image from Saturday afternoon.



Weather Observations for December 1, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were   5-10 KPH  SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -7, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE?--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -6, Winds were     0-5 KPH S--Rendevous 
1835 meters      -5, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters      -8, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 27 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .    -7, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base   1 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -10, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.9, 5.1 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high scattered cloud anf unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

Clear skies this morning as the arctic high holds on in a Southerly flow aloft. The low to our southwest will bring increasing cloud cover during the day with a chance of some flurries by this evening. The freezing level will stay at below or around surface for today with a bit of a warming trend into Monday. There is a warm front to our south that may affect us by this evening. On the edge, so time will tell. Cloudy for Monday with another chance of some flurries with the FL rising to around 800 meters. Going off the European models, the other models are calling for dry weather into Tuesday. A front in a Westerly flow will move down the coast on Tuesday with light precipitation and the FL rising to around 1200 meters. Guesstimates: trace-4 cm by Monday morning, 2-4 cm by Tuesday morning, 5-10 cm by Wednesday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


    Weakening arctic high with a low to our south trying to nudge North.





    Fronts along the coast.





    Low to our North will push down the coast on Tuesday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche on the Siachen Glacier has killed two army personnel. Article below. Net File Pic

    More info on the avalanche that occurred near Courmayeur, Italy. Article below.                Net Pic

    Avalanche Control from Alta yesterday morning, before the mountain opened.




    INFORMATION AND OBSERVATIONS:

    Cloud made for a bit of a grey day. The high at 2240 meters was -6.2 Deg C.

    Glacier Bowl, 50 cm of facets on firn below the crust sandwich.

    Everyone is working hard to make it happen!!

    The ribbon continues to grow.

           Recent profile on firn at 2030 meters.



VIDEO:

50/50 Chance of a dump this week: MeteorolagistDavidJones

Backcountry avalanche near Vail Ski Area: Colorado



ARTICLES:

Two army personnel have died in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier: Northern India

More info on the avalanche near Courmayer: Italy

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