9 Jan 2018

January 9, 2018


    Lethbridge man rescued from avalanche on Alberta-B.C. border. Story below. Fernie SAR Pic

    Survivor of the avalanche in Kashmir tells story. Article below.                               Pic Nissar Malik

    Locally, avalanche control produced Sz 1-Sz 2 with Xe and Sc. Sa Sz 1 noted on steep lee terrain.


    Snowing to the valley early Monday morning.

    Snow laden trees in the valley.

    Thin cloud cover at around noon.

    There were some areas of nice soft snow yesterday.                                         

    Rime in the rocks at 2240 meters.

    Warm and moist at days end, -1.3 at 1550 meters at 16:30 Hrs on Monday.

Weather Observations for January 9, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -5, Winds were 30-55 KPH ESE  --Whistler Peak
1835 meters    -3, Winds were  10-25 KPH E      --Roundhouse
1660 meters    -2, 11 cm of new, 13 cm in 24 hrs  Base 188 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.0, 6.5 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing moderately.


A weak cold front will push through today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The freezing level will drop to the surface by tonight. The brunt of the moisture in todays front slid South and North of Whistler.
:( A weak dirty ridge will bring unsettled weather for Wednesday morning with a brief impulse of snow Wednesday night. A more vigorous front will push through on Thursday with strong winds and moderate snowfall. A short break Friday morning before another weak front pushes through into Saturday morning. A ridge begins to build for Saturady afternoon strengthening on Sunday with some sunny weather. Moist weather will likely return on Monday.
Guesstimates: 4-8 cm by Wednesday morning, 5-10 cm by Thursday morning, 10-15 cm by Friday morning, 1-3 cm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am. Moisture went North & South.

    Weakening front for today.

    A weak front for us, most of the precipitation is heading South.

    Fronts along the coast. Seems the fronts are dumping just South & North of Whistler.

    Weak upper trough for Wednesday.


    Snowfall in the Sahara Desert, story below in article section.

    Tree skiing is getting better.

    KISS signs are the best.

    Rime in the alpine.

    Graupel falling near the end of the day.

    Where is the groom?

    Monday afternoon.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

 Lesser Flute


Lethbridge man rescued from avalanche near Alberta-B.C. Border: Tent Mountain

French Alps on Red Alert, as avalanche threat reaches: Exceptional Level

The Importance of Youth Snow Safety Education: Powder

Kupwara avalanche survivor recalls seven hour ordeal: Kashmir

Snowed in skiers unlikely to get their money back on alpine holidays: Europe

Cold snap brings snow to the Sahara Desert: WUWT

Maximum avalanche risk flagged for Southern Switzerland: WSL

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