22 Dec 2017

December 22, 2017


    No new avalanches were observed locally.


    Mostly overcast Thursday morning. Stratus layer in the valley.

    Grey in the morning.

    Breaks in the afternoon.

    Valley cloud grew as the day progressed.

Weather Observations for December 22, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -15, Winds were 60-70 KPH NNW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters    -12, Winds were 10-15 KPH NNE --Roundhouse
1660 meters    -10, Trace of new, trace in 24 hrs  Base 160 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters      -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -2.3, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

-15 with a 50 KPH wind brings the wind chill factor to -29. Dress warm. Cover your face.

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


The ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern with a dry Northerly flow aloft.
Lingering cloud from the weak trough yesterday will dissipate with sunny skies expected later this am into Saturday. A cold arctic air mass will bring frigid temperatures to the area today into Saturday. A weak trough will push through on Sunday with some light snowfall expected. It will weaken on Monday with unsettled weather into Tuesday. Models are not in agreement to what will unfold next week so more on that in tomorrow's post.
Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Monday morning, 2-4 cm by Tuesday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

    High rebuilds Friday & Saturday.

    Cold & Windy.

    Should see some cloud Saturday afternoon as a low pushes onshore for Sunday.

    Low pushes onshore Sunday.


    There were some holes by late morning.

    Cold temperatures to the valley.

    Looking North Thursday afternoon.

    Spindrift yesterday afternoon.

    Valley cloud.

    Stratus layer began to lift later in the afternoon.

    Pyroclastic & Mt Cayley.

    Some colour before sunset. Sunrise yesterday was at 08:09 Hrs & sunset was at 16:12 Hrs.


Huge Avalanche : Macedonia

Is it ever going to snow: Colorado

Transceiver Harness VS Pant Pocket: Backcountry Skiing Canada

Snow Sintering: Bryan Schaeffer


Heavy snowfall elevates avalanche danger: Montana

Top 5 knee injury prevention tips for snowmobiling: Nadine Overwater

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