22 Jan 2013

Horstman Peak with some great light in the background. Skiing on the Horstman Glacier has been great.

At 2260 meters the temperature was -1, winds were 10-20 KPH form the ESE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -.5, no new snow. In the valley it is -9. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast we can say goodbye to the high pressure. Clouds will increase as the day progresses as a south west flow aloft pushes the high pressure ridge to the east. The inversion will erode as the front converges on our forecast area. The amounts are changing but we will see light to moderate snow amounts into the weekend. For the guesstimates, 4-8 cm for Wednesday, 3-5 cm for Thursday, 6-8 cm for Friday, and 2-4 cm for Saturday.

For the updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Report from January 13 Th avalanche from Marble Peak Ridge: Colorado

Mt. Cook hut evacuated after avalanche: New Zealand

Interesting opinion on Scottish avalanche: Nicholas Simpson

From the CBC, this is true because this has been the most stable snow pack we have experienced in the past 5 years: Avalanche deaths down in BC
Many areas in North America have not been so lucky!

Conditions on the Spearhead Range: ACMG Site

A good friend is about to start an incredible journey to Alaska: Traverse the Coast

Cody's Challenge: Steamboat Springs Colorado

Some sublimation occurring from the Whistler/Blackcomb snow factory in the valley. Cold temperatures have made for great skiing on the lower runs of both mountains.

Locations in the valley with any moisture source are creating some great looking surface hoar.

One of my favourite runs on Whistler, West Cirque to the valley on lower Franz's, yesterday was one of those do it more than once days.

The cirrus cloud was not as predominant yesterday, hopefully that is a sign it is over for the massive high pressure and things will change today.

Did not get a sunset shot yesterday, just wish it would dump!!

Was Pemberton in the cloud for most of yesterday again??