24 Dec 2016

December 24, 2016


    Roof Avalanche at Callaghan Lodge parking lot. Storm Slab!!                               Brad Sills Image

    Locally, Not much activity observed-Possible Sz 1 ssl in steep lee terrain. 


   Early Friday, December 23, 2016--Thin cloud layer, challenging light at times.

    Open Slate.

    Some very happy visitors.

    Some rock slab turns.

    Whistler Creekside with some afternoon flurries.

    Friday morning,

    That is a significant system moving our way for early next week!!!!


Weather Observations for December 24, 2016,: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -12, Winds were 15-20 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -13, Winds were 10-20 KPH NE   --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -11, Winds were   5-15 KPH NE   --Rendevous
1835 meters   -10, Winds were     0-5 KPH ENE--Roundhouse
1650 meters   -10, 1 cm of new snow, 3 cm in 24 hrs, 173 cm Base, RH 97%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -10, Trace of new snow,1 cm in 24 hrs, 115 cm Base, RH 92%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     -8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -0.3, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

Unsettled this am with some scattered cloud in a Southwesterly flow aloft shifting to Northwesterly later this morning. The freezing level will remain at surface into Monday.  Sunday, Christmas Day will be sunny and cool as the building ridge of high pressure today, strengthens tomorrow. Monday will see cloud development with a vigorous frontal band arriving Monday evening. Strong winds and moderate/heavy snowfall into Tuesday morning. A series of Pacific fronts will bring snow to the mountains next week. Guesstimates: Trace to 2 cm by Monday morning, 25-35 cm by Tuesday morning.

   Should be nice fairly quickly on Saturday.

    Turns unsettled to sunny fairly quickly.

    Christmas Day looks sunny!!


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December 23 at 7:34pm
Fresh Cord on Singing pass!

OMG Whistler Blackcomb Groomed singing pass ! nice!

Lower Section!!

   Mandatory Kissing??!! Tower 13 Jersey Cream Chair. Mistletoe is there!!

   There are lots of snow mushrooms out there!!

   Whistler has some of the best ski conditions in the world at this time.

    Yes we have snow!!

    This is in the valley at 700 meters.

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