1 Feb 2013

Yesterday morning was still cold and moist. As the day progressed that changed, a warm air mass took over , by the end of the day the cold air moved back into the higher elevations.

By the early afternoon you could make snowballs at all elevations.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -7, winds were 5-15 KPH from the SSE.  The high yesterday was -2 there. At 1650 meters the temperature was -4.5, no new snow overnight. The high there yesterday afternoon was +1.  One centimetre was recorded yesterday, but in the morning in the alpine all the cord was covered by 2-3 cm of fresh snow.  In the valley it was +1. Yesterdays high was +4 in the valley. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast the high pressure has slowly moved all the cloud out of our region. Any cloud that is left should dissipate by early this morning. The high pressure will remain in our zone for tomorrow giving us sun but  warm temperatures. Flurries for Sunday and Monday, as of now it looks like we will get consistent light-moderate snow by Tuesday into Wednesday, uncertain but looks like up to 25 cm by Wednesday afternoon. Lets keep our fingers crossed. There is a chance the dirty ridge will keep its hold in our zone.


For the Peak to Valley: Present conditions are cold, will warm up today, especially tomorrow. From mid mountain down there is frozen spring like conditions which should soften up later today. Tomorrow is still looking warmer. Will likely have a melt freeze situation tomorrow as well.



For the updated avalanche advisory: Whistler Snow Safety



Gaz-ex Gun on the Duffy Lake Road : Video from Vancouver Sun

Calgary parents reflect on Ski Tragedy at Glacier National Park: CBC News

Night time Mountain Rescue for Argentiere Skiers: Petit Viking Gully

Not much avalanche news: Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. reports fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results: PRNewswire

 Some historical avalanches:
 Lewes, Sussex, England (1836, December 27)


There was some great looking rime yesterday morning.

By the afternoon on January 31, the sky's tried to open up and the upper air mass became colder.


Taking pride in your work!!


An interesting ice formation on the rescue road.


It was cloudy at the end of the day but there was still some colour at sunset.