17 Jan 2014

January 17, 2014

Xh (Heli Deployed) with a 4 kg shot released this slide on a slope known as SBM, January 16, 2014.

  The detonation sympathetically released this avalanche, this slope is over 400 meters away from the detonation on SBM. Appears to have released on the facets at the November 12, 2013 crust and stepped down onto the glacial ice.

SBM is the upper left slope, middle of the picture shows old avalanche on Lady's First,  remote release is on the right part of the picture.

Cool colours in the sky yesterday morning.

Weather observations for January 17, 2014. taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     +3.5, winds were 10-20 KPH from the W
2180 meters     +5.0, winds were 15-30 KPH from the WNW
1860 meters     +5.5, winds were 5-15 KPH from the S
1835 meters     +4.5, winds were 10-15 KPH from the W
1650 meters     +3.0, No new snow, Base 145 cm
1550 meters     +6.5, No new snow, Base 110 cm
  660 meters         -2, Valley Temperature

Sunny skies for today with warm alpine temperatures as the very strong high pressure dominates our zone. A few clouds around this morning, but they should dissipate by this afternoon. The very weak front moving in our direction will likely bring some cloud to our area, but still dry. Should be back to mostly sunny skies by Sunday afternoon. The ridge will strengthen for next week for more dry sunny warm conditions. Freezing levels will drop slightly for the week end than rise to the 3000 meters+ range again on Tuesday.

Looking pretty dry Saturday!!

Still lots of stratus cloud on the ocean, but very clear every where else, image from yesterday at noon.

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Avalanche Awareness days this weekend: Find out where the nearest location to you is.

Do not complain about the warmth, you could be in Norway where the Fish are freezing.

Bone Dry in California.

Be very wary of the crevasses, the avalanche pictures above have exposed three large holes that it had bridged over.

Still lots of holes at the top of Blackcomb Glacier below west col.

Yesterday afternoon, sun and warm temperatures creating a nice ice lens.

Stratus layer North of Whistler did not dissipate.

Sunset late yesterday afternoon.


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