5 Jan 2018

January 5, 2018


    An avalanche has killed a skier in Austria. Story in article section below.                           Net Pic

    No new avalanches were observed locally.


    Early Thursday morning.

    Dark to the South.

    Clearer to the North.

    Grey day over Whistler.


Weather Observations for January 5, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -1, Winds were 50-65 KPH E  --Whistler Peak
1835 meters   +2, Winds were 20-40 KPH SE--Roundhouse
1660 meters   +3, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 175 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -2.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, unlimited visibility, & raining lightly.


An upper trough along the coast will slowly push inland in a moist Southerly flow. We can expect light precipitation with the freezing level dropping from 2000 meters to 1500 meters by tonight. The models are inconsistent and confidence is low as far as the medium range and long range forecast.
Trend looks like more of a Westerly flow tomorrow with overcast skies, light precipitation and the FL slowly descending to 1000 meters by Saturday night. Cooler on Sunday with a more active frontal band. Stay tuned.
Guesstimates: 5-10 mm of rain changing to 4-8 cm by Saturday morning, 6-8 cm of snow above valley floor by Sunday morning, 10-20 cm of snow by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Overcast with warm temperatures today, FL should drop slightly by tonight.

    Saturday is looking overcast with light precipitation. 

    Fronts along the Coast.

    More of a Westerly flow with seasonable temperatures expected Saturday.


    Stratus layer over Pemberton Meadows.

    Looking nice to the Northeast.

    Bright to the Northwest.

    Lillooet lake.

    Snowy in Pemberton.

    Easily initiated pinwheels.

    Despite temperatures conditions were not bad.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture on Thursday.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN reports:


Mt Harvey


Snowmobiler Fatality, Cabin Creek: January 2, 2018

Avalanche caught on Web Cam: Switzerland

Wild ride on Chairlift: Windy

Big Air: Sled Headz


Avalanche kills Czech skier near Ischgl in Tyrol: Austria

Snow slide kills farmer: France

Baby, its Complicated: Avalanche Canada

Italy ups avalanche risk as heavy snow blankets North: High Hazard

Switzerland at high risk of avalanches: Storm Burglind

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