25 Feb 2014

February 25, 2014

    Avalanche near Nelson B.C. claims one life, seriously injures a woman, story in links below.

    AST course on Whistler Mountain yesterday.

    Companion rescue is one of the first skills you must learn and practise.

    Looking like a nice day.

Weather observations for February 25, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters     -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the S
2180 meters     -2, Winds were .5-10 KPH from the SSE
1860 meters     -2, Winds were 0-10. KPH from the S E
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters     -7, 4 cm of new snow, Base 237 cm
1550 meters     -7, 3 cm of new snow, Base 179 cm
  660 meters     -6, Valley Temp

For the forecast, today will be mostly sunny, as the upper ridge establishes its self in our zone. Warmer temperatures are on the way. Wednesday will be unsettled with sun and cloud. A very weak front will bring a mostly cloudy day for Thursday. Friday and Saturday as of now are looking sunny. A cool upper trough may move in for Sunday.

    Certainly cloudy yesterday morning.

    Pinched between two massive low pressure systems.

Despite avalanche danger the lure of the Backcountry remains: Colorado

How can it snow twice as much in one weather plot compared to another only 100 meters higher and only 4 kilometres apart: Convective Snowfall

Deep Slab Instability: Utah Avalanche Center

Kootney-Boundry Sympathetic Avalanche on February 24 Th: CAC Forecasters Blog

Snowboarder/Sledder dies during backcounry trip near Pemberton: Miller Ridge

Update on avalanche in Southeast B.C. : Nelson

Buried under avalanche after crash: Switzerland

Coquihalla Highway closed for Avalanche Control work: Febraury 25, 2014

    Sunsets have been unreal here!

    These guys just come out of the reef and practically run you over.

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