13 Feb 2017

February 13, 2017


    An avalanche in Tignes, France has killed at least 4 people, story in article section.             Net Pic

    A series of avalanches in the French Alps have left 3 dead, story in articles below.       Net Pic

    Old Bomb Hole-Locally no new avalanche activity observed.


    Mount Currie in the early morning light Sunday February 12, 2017.

    Ipsoot early in the am.

    Blow Hole.

    Spindrift to the South.

    Early Sunday morning.

    Clouds pushed in later in the morning.

   Overcast conditions early afternoon.

    Flute with some breaks after the Western sky line filled in.

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

2240 meters    -1, Winds were 10-20 KPH WNW--Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   +1, Winds were 10-15 KPH NW   --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   +1, Winds were  5-10 KPH E        --Rendevous
1835 meters   +2, Winds were  5-10 KPH E        --Roundhouse
1650 meters     0, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 264 cm Base, RH 100%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters     0, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 195 cm Base, RH 95%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters    -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +5.0, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest


An upper level ridge will bring dry warm sunny conditions to the area today into Tuesday morning in a South-Southwesterly flow aloft. The Fl today will likely reach 2800 meters before descending slightly to 2300 meters on Tuesday. The first front will arrive later on Tuesday bringing wet warm windy weather to our zone, with a Fl at around 1500 meters increasing to 2100 meters by Wednesday night. As of now another front arrives Thursday with a cooling trend and more precipitation, the Fl will likely range from 1600 meters in the am to 800 meters by Thursday evening. A westerly flow is forecasted to bring cooler unsettled weather for Friday. Guesstimates: 15-20 cm above 1400 meters by Wednesday morning, variable snow accumulation in the alpine with possibly 40 mm of precipitation by Thursday morning, 20-40 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    High builds today.

    Will see some cloud development Tuesday as the front moves closer. Will arrive Tuesday night.

   Wet warm and windy for Wednesday. Pineapple Express.

   Deep low off the coast will bring more wet weather, hopefully cooler.

   Unsettled with flurries for Friday.

   Tuesday thru Friday will hopefully stay cool enough for some decent snow on Thursday.


    Busy at Sky Pilot yesterday.                                                                                              Tyler Cranston Pic

Submitted MIN @ pascal/cerise trees noon yesterday. Enough whumpfing and ground movement to have a backcountry drum concert. Stay safe out there. https://www.avalanche.ca/map…

                                                                                                                 Jesse Farsang Image

    In search of freshies.

   Showcae Peak.

   Overcast skies moved into the area early afternoon.

    Cloudy later in the day.


Heli Skier dies in Tree well accident: Revelstoke

An avalanche in Tinges has killed at least 4 people: France

A series of avalanches in French Alps have left 3 Dead: Pistehors.com

Army operations are important despite the avalanche risk: Northern India

Historic avalanches seen in Cooke City: Montana

Snow making companies in a warming world: The Economist

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