14 Jan 2018

Janury 14, 2018


    Point release in the Nicola Valley.

   Locally, Sz 1-2 Xe, Sc doing avalanche control. Na Sz 1. Pinwheeling observed ysesteray as well.


    Saturday morning.

    Thick upper level and lower level cloud.

    A grey day.

    Still cloudy later in the day.

    Early morning light on the Duffy.

    Blue bird over the Nicola Valley.

Weather Observations for January 14, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     +1, Winds were 20-25 KPH E--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     +5, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Roundhouse
1660 meters     +1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 185 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.3, 3.8 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


Upper ridge building today with warm temperatures in a light Southerly flow aloft. The freezing level will top out at around 3500 meters today then very slowly begin to drop. The ridge will migrate Eastward by tomorrow with clouds pushing onto the Coast Monday with unsettled weather for most of the day. A cold front will push through Monday night with some precipitation and the FL dropping to around 1600 meters as the front arrives. A series of frontal bands will bring seasonable temperatures and precipitation to the area  throughout the week. Potential for some real snow Wednesday into Thursday, but more on that as we get closer.
Guesstimates: 0 new by Monday morning, 4-8 cm by Tuesday morning, 8-12 cm by Wednesday morning.

    GOES IR image this am. Looking like an atmospheric river flowing North.

    Warm high pressure. Could see record temperatures for this time of the year.

    Upper ridge for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Clouds again for Monday.


    Earth mounds at the bottom of an avalanche path.

    Not many cars on the Duffy.

    Duffy Lake

    Driving out of the Coast range.

    Not much snow along the Thompson River.

     Serious ice.

    Some nice real estate along the Thompson River.

    Saturday afternoon.

    High pushing all the moisture to the North.


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