24 Dec 2017

December 24, 2017


    No new avalanche activity to report locally.


    Blue Bird all day!!

    Tantalus view from Whistler Saturday.

    Great temperatures for making snow.

    Dusk Saturday evening.

Weather Observations for December 24, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE  --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     - 6, Winds were     0-5 KPH ESE--Roundhouse
1660 meters    -10, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 157 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    -11, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -6.4, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest
Inversion this am with colder air trapped in the valley.


A weak low pressure system will bring light snow to the area in a Northwest flow aloft, switching to Westerly this afternoon. The front will move through tonight with some left over cloud for Christmas morning in its wake. A weak trough develops with unsettled weather into Wednesday. A warmer wetter front will arrive sometime Thursday into Friday. The FL could get as high as 1200 meters on Friday. More on that system as we get closer.
Guesstimates: 2-6 cm by Monday morning, 1-3 cm by Tuesday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am. Some moisture on its way.

Weak front for today. Slightly warmer alpine temperatures.

    Front will arrive later today.

    Unsettled Christmas Day.


    Wind affect in the alpine on most aspects.


    Some areas of the forest are laden with snow.

    Variable conditions in the alpine.

    Looking a lot like X-Mas.

    Saturday afternoon.

    High pressure still holding off the low Saturday afternoon.


Surprises are nice over Christmas but not in the snowpack: Avalanche Canada

Local Residents looking to raise avalanche awareness: Colorado

Mountain Information Network: Mountain Sledder

A Fairly Normal Fall: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

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