6 Feb 2014

February 6, 2014

    First light on Whistler Mountain January 5, 2014. Another ground hog day.

    Cold day for a High School Ski Race. Low of -22.8 Deg at 1860 meters yesterday. North Wind!!

    Horstman Creek pumping station, part of the snow making infrastructure.
    Sunset yesterday, guns were pumping out some very high quality snow.

Weather observations for February 6, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     -22, Winds were 40-80 KPH from the E
2180 meters     -22, Winds were 35-55 KPH from the E
1860 meters     -21, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the W
1835 meters     -22, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters     -20, No new snow, Base 126 cm
1550 meters     -19, No new snow, Base 92 cm
  660 meters     -12, Valley Temp

The persistent high pressure over the area will continue into Saturday with cool and dry weather. Several systems out in the Pacific will brush by our area before one arrives Sunday night into Monday morning, associated with a Westerly flow. There is a slight chance we could see some cloud from the low moving by Friday. Additional systems appear to be heading our way Tuesday and Wednesday with a wetter pattern and more seasonable temperatures. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Monday morning, 10-15 cm by Tuesday morning, 15-30 cm by Wednesday morning. Lets hope the frontal waves approach in the desirable direction.

    February 5, 2014 around noon. Cloudless dry and cold.

The low's forecasted position for Saturday!! Looks big enough to have an impact!!

    As long as the front stays on track we should see 1-3 cm by Monday morning.

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    Spindrift on the right side of the picture. Looking at Castle Towers.

    Most aspects have been wind affected.

   Very thin breakable crust on facets in isolated terrain, this area is on a Northwest aspect at 2100 m.

    Flattened surface hoar.

   Another amazing day, just before sunset.

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