25 Dec 2016

December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas--Pow Alert for Tuesday December 27, 2016.


    An avalanche has claimed the life of a ski tourer on Mount Pianard, Italy, Article below--Net Pic

    Locally there were no avalanches observed. Northeast of Whistler Sz 1 SC and Sz 2 Nc.


    First light Friday Saturday December 24, 2016.

    Another awesome day in the mountains. Unsettled in the morning.

    Black Tusk.

    Skiing was great on piste and off!!

    Kiting on Green Lake.

    Nearing Days End--Blue Bird.


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

2240 meters   -14, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE--Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -15, Winds were   0-5 KPH S   --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -14, Winds were   0-5 KPH SE   --Rendevous
1835 meters   -14, Winds were   0-5 KPH S--Roundhouse
1650 meters   -15, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 170 cm Base, RH 98%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -16, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 113 cm Base, RH 88%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters   -14, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -0.3, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


High pressure for this morning with some cloud this afternoon as the next frontal band moves onshore with light snow early Monday morning ramping up to moderate/heavy snow during the day.
Expect it to be a storm skiing day with winds 80-100 KPH. A series of Pacific Frontal Systems will push through our zone during the week, with some breaks in the Westerly Flow Aloft. Surface flow will bring Southerly winds during the week. Have a very Merry Christmas. Guesstimates: trace-3 cm by Monday morning, 20-25 cm by Tuesday morning, 8-12 cm by Wednesday morning.

    Looking like a sunny morning for Christmas.

    Big low to the South.

    Looks like a vigorous front will arrive for early Monday morning..

    Friday's model, I am sure it will look different in a few days. Clearing for Fri into next weekend.


An avalanche has killed a Ski Tourer on Mount Pianard: Italy

Worst start to the European Winter in living memory: Pistehors.com

700 Santa's ski for free in Alyeska: Alaska

Conditions Report-Coast Dec 22, 2016: Mountain Sledder


    Reverse Loading with North Wind.

    Wind had its way with some aspects yesterday.


    Slow process to get like this without a structural collapse.

    Mount Currie shrouded by cloud yesterday.

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