21 Feb 2018

February 21, 2018


    Avalanche kills skier on Etale Massif above Giettaz-En-Araivs in Haute Savoie. Article below.

    A snowmobiler has died in an avalanche in Sheep Creek , Idaho. Story in article section. Net Pic

    An avalanche victim in Scotland is lucky to be alive. Article below.                             Net Pic

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed.


    High cirrus cloud Tuesday morning.

   Another awesome day in the Coast Mountains.

    No wind yesterday so the alpine was cold but pleasant.

    A few clouds around.

    Cloudier towards Vancouver.

    Body Bag Bowl

    Tuesday afternoon.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

Weather Observations for February 21, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -18, Winds were 25-35 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters   -14, Winds were 15-25 KPH SSW --Roundhouse
1660 meters   -14, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 293 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters   -16, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -2.4, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


A weak front is moving down the coast today with overcast skies and the chance of some isolated flurries in a Northwesterly flow aloft. The precipitation is likely to only fall along the coast so we may just see a few flurries. High rebuilds for Thursday with sunny skies and warmer temperatures.
A frontal band will arrive for Friday with some light snow and the FL remaining at surface. Unsettled weather for Saturday with sun in the morning and some cloud development in the afternoon. Sunday is looking good for an impulse of fresh snow.
Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Thursday morning, 5-10 cm by Saturday morning, 2-4 cm by Sunday morning, 15-20 cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Arctic front still bringing cold temperatures to our zone.

    High overcast this am.

    Might see some flurries today?

    Fronts on the coast.

    Clearing again for tomorrow.


    Some stiff Sastrugi.

    Some areas the snow was still slabby.

    Pumping out the man made.

    Ski conditions were good yesterday.


Avalanche kills skier on Estale Massif above Giettaz-En-Aravis in Haute Savie: France

Snowmobiler buried, killed in Palisades avalanche: Idaho

Rare Dangerous conditions spur avalanche warning for Roaring Fork Valley Backcountry: Colorado

Renewed Calls or Inquiry, Mandatory training for Snowmobilers: Valemount

B.C. Ski  Guides sued after 2016 Avalanche: Golden

Skier 'Lucky' to survive large avalanche in Glen Coe: Scotland

Avalanche Accident on Mt. Schuylkill: Colorado

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