25 Feb 2016

February 25, 2016

    Avalanche tech in Russia facing charges after avalanche kills 3, story below: Trude Pettersen Pic

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, Wednesday February 24, 2016.                                Greg Dixon Pic

    Mount Garibaldi from Georgia Strait.

    Less cloud in the afternoon.

    West Bowl was skiing well on Wednesday.                                                         Greg Dixon Pic

    A different view of the Mountains.

    Just before sunset at Long Beach.

Weather Observations for February 25, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE       --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -4, Winds were 20-25 KPH S         --Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE       --Rendevous
1835 meters     -2, Winds were    0-5  KPH SSW    --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 249 cm Base, RH 95%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 200 cm Base, RH 82%    --Catskinner
  660 meters     -4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.8. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, high pressure will strengthen  again for today with some high cloud spinning off the low to the north. Unsettled again for this morning with a Southwesterly flow aloft in a warm airmass. Should see more sun by this afternoon.  The FL will likely spike to around 2000 meters today. Friday will begin with unsettled conditions, increased cloud by the afternoon as a weak front approaches the area with light precipitation by Friday night. A weak ridge builds for Saturday morning with cooling temperatures and unsettled conditions, by the afternoon a very weak front moves into the area. Sunday as of now, has a strong cold front moving onshore with moderate precipitation with a FL hovering around 1200 meters. Guesstimates: 6-8 cm by Saturday morning, 1-2 cm by Sunday morning, 20-30 cm by Monday morning.

    Satellite image from this am.

    Upper level ridge will bring dry weather for today.

    Low will have some influence on Friday, warm and moist by Friday night.


Avalanche death toll reaches 3 in Northern Russian City: Kirvosk

Avalanche-Related deaths down in B.C., despite recent tragedies: InfoNews

Are these the new ethics of Backcountry Travel: Teton Gravity Research

Thousands of avalanches have occurred in the past 2 months in the Bighorn Area: Wyoming

There has been 102 Avalanches in Scotland to date this season: Press&Journal

    Certainly cloudy yesterday morning.

    This image from the same time line as above image!

    Easy access from the Sea to Sky Gondola.

    Just like the mountains there are lots of warning signs.

    Just like snow, the waves can bury you.

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