26 Jan 2016

January 26, 2016

   Two skiers have died in an avalanche near Jackson Hole, story in article section.      JHMR Photo

    Well before sunrise Monday January 25, 2016.

    The January Full Moon, or Wolf Moon was on the weekend( Jan 23-24), still looking good Jan 25.

    Awesome sunrise Monday.

   Great light in the morning.

    Canada West Mountain School AST 1 course, click on side bar to register for a course.

    Unsettled in the morning.

    Overcast in the afternoon.

    Sunset Monday was officially at 16:52.

    Could be the last time we see the sun for a few days.

Weather Observations for January 26, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -2, Winds were 45-65 KPH SSE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    -2, Winds were 35-45 KPH S       --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -1, Winds were 30-40 KPH ESE  --Rendevous
1835 meters    -1, Winds were 15-25 KPH ESE  --Roundhouse
1650 meters     0, 2 cm of new snow, 2 cm in 24 hrs, 202 cm Base, RH 100%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -2, 3 cm of new snow, 3 cm in 24 hrs, 176 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.5. 0 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 07:00 hours this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing lightly.

For the forecast, a weak warm front has moved into the zone in a Westerly flow. The freezing level will rise to around 1700 meters with light precipitation. A vigorous warm front arrives Wednesday with the FL reaching 2000 + meters in a Southwesterly flow aloft. We will experience strong winds and heavy precipitation in the afternoon. The good news is that the system is expected to gradually cool down, with a cold front by Wednesday evening-- light precipitation with the FL dropping to 1500 meters by Wednesday night, then high winds and heavy precipitation. The slow moving front continues into Thursday with light precipitation and the FL dropping to 1000 meters in the evening. Friday is also looking overcast with light precipitation and the FL hovering around 1000 meters. Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Wednesday morning, 25-35 cm by Thursday morning above 1500 meters, 8-12 cm by Friday morning, 8-12 cm by Saturday morning

    Weak warm front with moderate winds and light/moderate precipitation for today.

    Strong warm front for Wednesday into Thursday.

    Strong winds and heavy precipitation Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

    Will hopefully cool down Thursday afternoon.

    More weather for Friday with cooler temperatures.


Two skiers have died in an avalanche near Jackson Hole: Wyoming

Sixth soldier dies after avalanche incident last week: Grenoble, France

Life as an avalanche forecaster: Copper Mtn, CO

Rescue crews suspend search for missing ski instructor: Sugar Bowl, CA

Avalanche App for Off-Piste: Switzerland

Sugar Bowl seeks to prosecute Pro Snowboarder for allegedly setting off avalanche: California

10 die in Western US avalanches in 10 days: ABC News

    Pre frontal clouds moving in quickly.

    Fairly deep low churning the 3 W's (Wet, Warm,Windy).

    We will be tasting some Pineapple's.

   Awesome morning!!!

   Cool light in the morning.

    Cornice control Monday morning.                                                                    Jan Pichler Image

   Bell 407 flying around early Monday morning.

    Debris in Flute Bowl.

    Extremely Canadian group leaving for their last run of the day. Check the side bar for there info.

    Some great clouds Monday before sunset.

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