21 Feb 2014

February 21, 2014

    Fresh snow on the patio, Thursday morning.

    Crews will be busy digging snow guns out.

    Unsettled at times yesterday.

    Fresh snow right to the valley.

    Some great breaks Thursday morning.

    Opening the Peak on Whistler Mountain Yesterday.

Weather observations for February 21, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     -15, Calm winds
2180 meters     -13, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1860 meters     -13, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1835 meters       No Data
1650 meters     -11, 3 cm of new snow, Base 219 cm, 4 cm in 24 hrs
1550 meters     -10, 3 cm of new snow, Base 174 cm
  660 meters       -5, Valley Temp, 4.1 mm of precip yesterday

For the forecast, Northwesterly flow aloft will bring cool temperatures and unsettled weather for today.
A weak upper short wave will move through on Saturday with cloudy skies and light snowfall. Sunday will also be unsettled with the chance of some flurries. An off shore upper ridge should move into the forecast zone on Monday with mostly sunny skies. This pattern will continue into Wednesday. More on the long term forecast tomorrow as the models are in disagreement on what is happening after the weekend. Guesstimates: 3-5 cm by Sunday morning.

Reports of natural avalanches on February 10 Cr/Fc layer.

    Sattelite image from Thursday afternoon.

    NAM Model has precip coming for Saturday.

    Looking unsettled for Friday.

Coquihalla Closed indefinitely after major avalanche: CBC News

Tree Well death at Crystal Mountain: February 20, 2014

An accident waiting to happen: Avalanches could derail oil carrying cars

All this snow: Be careful out there: Kim Kircher's Blog

Avalanche Education increases with Backcountry Travel: The Tribune

Special avalanche warning for almost all of  B.C.: CAC

    Xe on Whistler yesterday, Weekend Chutes.

    Sunshine and fresh powder, does not get much better.

The snow in the valley was moist by 10:00 Hrs, solar effect was quick.

    Fresh stellars to the valley.

    Fitzsimmons Creek with a blanket of fresh snow.

    Winds were blowing hard for a while yesterday.
    Size 2 Xe out of Flute Chute, yesterday.

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