8 Jan 2016

January 8, 2016

    Still can see the carnage from the rock slide on Fingerpost Ridge.                       Toby Salin Photo
    Original post on slide: December 17, 2015

    Just before first light yesterday morning.

    Ipsoot with a few clouds to the Northwest in the morning.

    Kokanee Series Race on Jersey Cream run Thursday.

    Cool light on the ridges in the afternoon.

    Just before sunset Thursday.

    The Grande Finale.

Weather Observations for January 8, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW        --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    -7, Winds were 5-10 KPH WSW     --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were 10-15  KPH NNE    --Rendevous
1835 meters    -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH E            --Roundhouse
1650 meters    -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 166 cm Base, RH 87%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 125 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters    -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.0. 0 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 07:00 Hours we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the weak upper level ridge will continue to bring dry conditions to the area today with some cloud in the mix this morning. Freezing level in the valley this morning rising to 1000 meters by the afternoon. Similar FL for Saturday with the ridge strengthening, with sunny skies. Good chance Sunday will be unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud. The models are changing quickly and there seems to be no agreement on when the next split flow will arrive. Monday?  More on that as we move forward!!

    Low pressure is so close, yesterday it did spill some stratus cloud into our area by the afternoon.

    High will build today.

    Looks like a system off shore will likely move onshore for Monday.


Pro Skier Theo Lange in Tignes Avalanche: France

Stein Ericksen racing a Corsair down Aspen Mountain: 1960

Roof Avalanche hits Pedestrians: Turkey

Uphill to Downhill in 12 Seconds: Philipp Schadler

Gondola Rescue--Insane Ride:Kicking Horse Resort


Calgary skier caught in Banff National Park Avalanche: Rocky Mountain Outlook

When an avalanche hits, let the dogs out: Canadian Press

The attack of the Depth Hoar: Colorado

Avalanche risk in the Alps peaks as five people die in avalanches: Telegraph

    High status layer rolled through yesterday afternoon.

    Still a fair amount of cloud around yesterday afternoon.

    07:30 Hours Thursday January 7, 2016.

    Some nice looking turns on Cowboy Ridge.

    Looked sunny to the South late in the afternoon.

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