13 Jan 2017

January 13, 2017


   An avalanche in Utah buried two snowboarders injuring one, story in article section below. Net Pic

    Na (Natural avalanche) North side of Pemberton Meadows.                                Toby Salin Image

    Locally no new avalanche activity-Reports of isolated Na Sz 2-2.5 North of our zone.


    First ride up, Thursday January 12, 2017--WB snowmaking has reached over 200 Million Gal

    Mount Fee Thursday morning.

    Treeline cornice line.

    WB weather machine at work.

    Rumbling Glacier in the distance.

    Thursday morning.

    There is certainly something brewing out in the Gulf.

    Blackcomb Peak Thursday afternoon.

    Sunset Thursday.


Weather Observations for January 13, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -9, Winds were 20-30 KPH S  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -9, Winds were 20-25 KPH S  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -6, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters   -6, Winds were 20-25 KPH S   --Roundhouse
1650 meters   -8, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 182 cm Base, RH 73%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -8, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs,   99 cm Base, RH 67%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters -17, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -7.1, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

INVERTED TEMPS AGAIN TODAY, 0 Deg at 2180 m yesterday afternoon.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am under moon light we have scatered cloud and unlimited visibility.


High pressure will persist into at least Sunday with a Northwest flow aloft. Unsettled weather for the next few days with a mix of sun and cloud and a steadily rising freezing level. We could see the FL rise to 800 meters today and up to 1200 meters Saturday. We may see some isolated flurries on Saturday as a dissipating weak front moves down the coast.  A series of warm wet and windy fronts will affect our area Sunday night into Thursday with a Westerly flow aloft. Enjoy the weekend!!!

    Should see some cloud development today with the weather system to the North getting closer.

    High pressure for today.

    Flow for Sunday into next week. Looks wet warm and windy.

    Cloudier on Sunday.

    Snow in the alpine for Tuesday, the FL could go as high as 1800 meters on Tuesday.


Nasty ride near Whistler on Wednesday: Choclate Bowl

Avalanche off Elk Point: Utah

Wrong place at the wrong time: Snow in your face

Skier caught in a Sz 1: Vermont


The Effects of Compaction: Mountain Sledder

Army deploys special rescue force in avalanche prone Siachen: India

A clean slate for Roger's Pass B.C.: Backcountry Magazine

Love Hate relationship with snow in Crested Butte: Colorado's Snowiest Town

Minutes matter when avalanche hits: Avoiding & Surviving Avalanches

Knowledge second to gear, experts say as snowboarder gets caught in avalanche: News 1130

Two snowboarders 'lucky to be alive' after avalanche in Summit County Backcountry: Utah


January 12 at 6:52pm

Yesterday and today good conditions @Wendy Thompson Hut 
Some wind and sun crust in higher elevations otherwise good and safe conditions.

    Very old skin track.

    Plate stellars on the surface.

    Fresh tracks on Disease Ridge.

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