18 Feb 2013

Was in Vancouver yesterday for my son's hockey game, had to get some pics off the web cams. Here is one first thing yesterday morning looking out at the Horstman Glacier. Great looking morning, thought the clouds were going to lift and disappear, that did not happen.

Same shot later in the day with the clouds just a bit higher. Guess they hung around all day. It did break in Vancouver.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -10, winds were 5-25 KPH from the S. At 1650 metes the temperature was -6, no new snow was recorded there. In the valley it was -1. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast we can expect the cycle to continue. Alternating short wave ridges and troughs for the next few days. Light precip today, mostly cloudy skies. Drying trend for Tuesday afternoon, as a transitory weak ridge establishes its self into Wednesday morning. Possibility of some flurries Wednesday afternoon.  Looks like a continuous stream of moisture will be here Thursday into the weekend with a more active Northwest flow. Friday night into Saturday morning looks good for snow amounts, but the split flow will likely drive most of  this moisture south. The GFS and ECMWF are conflicting in the forecasted amounts. Guesstimates 2-4 cm by tomorrow morning 1-3 cm Wednesday Night into Thursday morning, after that who knows? Lets hope the cycle gets broken and we can some decent snow amounts for Friday.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Alpine Meadows honors fallen Patroller: Bill Foster Memorial Fund

Family grateful to be alive after avalanche: Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Alaskan Blizzard spawns avalanches and road closures: Anchorage Alaska

Crested Bute leads other ski resorts, other ski resorts follow on the uphill: From Wild Snow

Check out the Yukon Avalanche Blog: Know the Snow

Did get a sun set shot looking down Howe Sound from Porteau Cove.