1 Feb 2016

February 1, 2016

    Another avalanche death over the weekend in Idaho, story in article section.             Net Pic

    Snowing lightly yesterday morning, last day of January 2016. More than 7 cm here in the am!!

    Power flurries yesterday deposited 7 cm of new at 1650 meters, and 11 cm of new at 1550 M.

    Visibility was variable in the morning, couloirs are always a good option.

    Visibility improved in the afternoon.

    Snowing in the valley in the afternoon.

    Just before sunset.

    Sunset was at 17:02.

Weather Observations for February 1, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -9, Winds were 10-20 KPH SSE     --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -9, Winds were 15-25 KPH SSW    --Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -9, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE          --Rendevous
1835 meters     -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH W           --Roundhouse
1650 meters     -6, trace of new snow,  7 cm in 24 hrs, 212 cm Base, RH 94%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -7, trace of new snow, 11 cm in 24 hrs, 177 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters     -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.3. 1.9 mm of Precip recorded

   As of 07:00 Hours we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing very lightly.

For the forecast, a very weak high pressure aloft will bring unsettled weather to the area for today and Tuesday in a cool Northerly flow aloft.The cold upper trough from yesterday still has some clouds lingering in the zone.   A weak warm front will bring light snow to the area on Wednesday with the freezing level reaching 1000 meters. Another weak ridge building for Thursday with another warm front slated for Friday. There is some disagreement in the models for Thursday onward so stay tuned for some possible changes. Guesstimates: 0-2 cm by Tuesday morning, 0-2 cm by Wednesday morning, 10-15 cm by Thursday morning.

    Weak high pressure with lingering cloud for today.

   Unsettled for today with a mix of sun and cloud, mostly cloudy--isolated flurries.

   Weak warm front for Wednesday.

    Wednesday should give us 10-15 cm.

    Another warm front for Friday into Saturday.


An avalanche has killed a 20 year old male while snowmobiling: Twin Lakes, Idaho

Ski Tourer killed in a large avalanche in Grand Cret Bowl: Haute Savoie, France

"You're pretty sure you're going to die: Man who survived fatal BC avalanche

Update on the Avalanche near McBride: Globe&Mail

Update on the Avalanche in Kashmir: Northern India

Melting permafrost and the sliding future of Ski Tourism: Europe

Swede Creek, Montana-- Avalanche Incident Report: January 23, 2016

    Mostly overcast Sunday.

   Some moisture out in the Pacific.

    System way out there here for Wednesday.

    Lost ski above Franz's Meadow.

    Just a bit of Rimeing.

    Some cool light in the afternoon.

    Great snow on the steeps yesterday.

   ChickPee Restraunt.

    Rainbow just before sunset Sunday.

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