16 Feb 2014

February 16, 2014

     One person is dead following an avalanche on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke, Saturday afternoon. (Chris Armstrong/file)
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    Intense snow for a while Saturday Evening.

    The front moved into our area a little quicker than forecasted, go figure!!

    Still a few breaks at around 09:00 Hrs.

    Clouds were already enveloping Whistler at 09:30 Hrs, Saturday.

    Still no snow by 12:15 Hrs but the wave of snow was on its way. 

    Started snowing around 13:00 Hrs Saturday.

Weather observations for February 16, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     -12, Winds were 40-60 KPH from the S
2180 meters     -11, Winds were 50-85 KPH from the S
1860 meters     -11, Winds were 30-60 KPH from the S
1835 meters     -10, Winds were 20-70 KPH from the S
1650 meters       -8, 31 cm of new snow, Base 202 cm
1550 meters       -7, 31 cm of new snow, Base 162 cm
  660 meters       -1, Valley Temp, 6.9 mm of precip yesterday

Winds in the alpine reached speeds up to 150 KPH Saturday night.

For the forecast the front has given us another great dump, 32 cm in 24 hours. A brief break in the action before another vigorous frontal wave will arrive this afternoon, heavy precip and strong winds will also accompany this wave. The pattern continues with successive frontal bands approaching the coast until Thursday with a strong Westerly flow. A weaker front is expected Monday night into Tuesday, followed by yet a weaker front on Wednesday night. Calmer weather can be expected for Friday and Saturday. Freezing levels are looking to be in favourable values for snow to the valley. Guesstimates: 20-25 cm by Monday morning, 10-15 cm by Tuesday morning, 20-25 cm by Wednesday morning, 8-10 cm by Thursday morning, 3-5 cm by Friday morning.

    Clouds moved in fairly quickly Saturday morning.

    Thick and juicy by 16:00 Hrs, Saturday.

Avalanche kills man on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke, B.C.: Snowmobiler

Too much snow: Japan

"Snow Monsters" cover Japan's Mount Zao: Cool Video

One Killed in Avalanche in Kashmir's Doda District: India

Snowboarding in New York City, not the same as the Mountains: New York Streets

7 skiers caught, 2 missing, 3 hurt in large avalanche: Independence Pass, Colorado

Snowdan Avalanche: Hiker cheats death after being buried for 20 minutes: Scotland

    Someone enjoying some turns through Pipeline.

    The snow was only 10 minutes away when this pic was snapped.

    Not having a good day when the sled ignites. 

    Snowing hard by 15:00 hrs.

    Rainbow is starting to look normal, but there are still many exposed crevasses.

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