19 Jan 2013


Yesterday morning was another amazing spectacle of some very nice light and cool clouds.

At 2260 meters the temperature was 0, winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSW. At 1650 meters the temperature was 0, no new snow. In the valley it was -7, observations taken at 06:00.

For the forecast, not much change, dito from yesterday's forecast. Perhaps a bit more sun. The front which will come out of the North East of the Pacific may be stalled for Tuesday and arrive Wednesday morning but there is still time for that to change. Strong temperature inversion can be expected again for tomorrow. Still thinking 5-10 cm by Wednesday morning.


For thew updated avalanche advisory : Whistler Snow Safety

Avalanche Awareness Days at Blackcomb, come visit the avalanche information center situated just north east of the Solar Lift Top terminal.


Sudden Stratospheric warming: UK'S Icy blast
Thanks to Jim Riordan for the link.

Avalanche Danger in Kashmir: Police Teams sent to Help

Update on Mount Washington Avalanche: 12 Climbers involved

Snowboarder dies of head injuries: Whistler Mountain

Two brothers die after being buried in an avalanche: Utah



The cloud formations kept changing all day.


Another awesome sunset from the top of the mountain and an equally beautiful sunset from the valley!



The cirrus clouds that were in our area yesterday can easily be seen in this satellite image if you look closely up Howe Sound you can see the band of cloud.






Southerly aspects have a variable crust forming depending on elevation and specific aspect.