3 Dec 2019

December 3, 2019


    December 2, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. -2.2 Deg C with a 15-20 SSW Wind.

    Early morning light on Green Lake, Monday morning. -4 Deg C in the valley.

    Nice to see some snow in the valley.

    Image from Monday afternoon. Trace of new recorded at 1650 meters during the day.

Weather Observations for December 3, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -3, Winds were 60-80 KPH SSE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -3, Winds were 45-65 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -1, Winds were 20-45 KPH S --Rendevous 
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 15-45 KPH W--Round House
1650 meters     +1, 4 cm in 12 Hrs, 4 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 34 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .     0, 2 cm in 12 Hrs, 2 cm in 24 Hrs, Base   5 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was 0, 0.6 mm of precip yesterday.

Will have amounts around 07:30.

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies and variable visibility. Snowing lightly.


A warm frontal band in a Westerly flow aloft will bring periods of light precipitation for today into Wednesday morning. The freezing level could go as high as 1800 meters. A very weak ridge builds for Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning before the arrival of another weak front.
The FL should drop back down on Wednesday, hopefully to the valley. Thursdays front will be on the warm side as well.  Some models are suggesting a stronger front for Friday but sitting on the fence on that one. More on that as we get closer. Guesstimates: 14-18 cm ? by Wednesday morning above 1800 meters, 4-8 cm by Thursday morning, trace-2 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Warm front will bring light precipitation for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Weak ridge building for later in the day Wednesday.

    Low will send more cloud and very light precipitation on Thursday.


    Active cycle in Colorado. Article below.                                                                     CAIC Image


    At least it looks more like winter.                                                                             Greg Dixon Pic

    Nice skiing/riding above the valley cloud layer.

    Carving skis will make you happy.                                                                           Greg Dixon Pic

    Looking up from the valley Monday afternoon. High in the valley was 0 Deg C on Monday.


48 avalanches reported in 48 hours in Colorado: Out There

Avalanche risk high as first Utah avalanche awareness week begins: Salt Lake City

The driest November in 43 years: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

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