27 Feb 2018

February 27, 2018


    An avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Le Rocher du Midi in Vaud, Switzerland. Story below.

    Two teenage boys killed in Snoqualmie avalanche Sunday. Story below.                             Net Pic

    An avalanche on Dude Mtn. near Ketchikan, AK has killed a snowboarder. Story Below. Net Pic

    Point releases from Monday. Locally, Sz 1-2.5 observed Sc, Sa, Na in Sea to Sky Corridor.

    Older slide just over the traverse to the Poop Chutes. Yesterday AC produced 1- Sz 1Xe.


    Blue Bird on Monday morning.

    Awesome light in the morning.

    Lenticular Cloud over Armchair Monday am.

    Clouds began to push in from the South.

    Wind affect on exposed areas.

    Monday afternoon.

    Great turns to be had!!

    Front started pushing in later in the afternoon.

   Flurries at days end.

    Monday PM.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.

Weather Observations for February 27, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -11, Winds were 50-75 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -8, Winds were 25-65 KPH S --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -6, 4 cm of new, 4 cm in 24 hrs  Base 296 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.4, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


A weak front will push through today in a Northwest flow aloft. Light snow transitioning to showers with the FL rising tom as high as 1000 meters. Wednesday will see a similar day with snow showers transitioning to a strong front Wednesday night with moderate/heavy snow and the FL hovering just above surface. A cool upper level trough will arrive Thursday morning for unsettled weather by the afternoon and into Saturday.
Guesstimates:4-8 cm by Wednesday morning, 20-35 Thursday morning, depending on how nice the low is to us, 2-6 cm by Friday morning, 2-4 cm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    A weak frontal system will push through today with warmer temperatures.

    Light snow for today.

    Not sure about the sunny breaks? In Whistler!

    Fronts along the coast.

     Low will bring strong winds and Moderate to Heavy snow fall Wednesday night.

    Low will send snow our way.

    Looking good for Wednesday night.


    Clouds to the South in the Am.

    Wind affect on West facing slopes.

    Surface Hoar forming.

    The cord was nice on Monday.

    The pow was nice as well!!

    Lots of folk heading into the backcountry.

    Fracture line from Sunday.

    The Table

    The Black Tusk

    Nice snow in lower protected areas on Monday.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Duffey Lake

Van Horlick Creek


Two teens killed in Snoqualmie avalanche Sunday: Bellvue, Wash.

A snowboarder has died in an avalanche on Dude Mountain near Ketchikan: Alaska

An avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Le Rocher du Midi in Vaud: Switzerland

2 Aspiring Mountain Guides injured in Colorado Avalanche tell story: Snowbrains

Slide blocks rugged North Cascades Hwy: Washington State

Montana Avalanche Centre Director studies avalanche risk: Whitefish

The North Pole just surged above freezing in the dead of winter: Washington Post

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