16 Feb 2015

February 16, 2015

   Avalanche that killed one skier injured another in K Country, Story below. K Country Rangers Pic


    Sunrise Sunday morning, 07:23 Hours February 15, 2015.

    Early Sunday morning, Green Lake is loosing its ice quickly.

    Good to see some snow guns in action, reminds me of November.

    Tantalus Range yesterday around 12:00 Hours. An awesome day.!!

    Sunset, 17:45 Sunday evening February 15, 2015.



Weather Observations for February 16, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -8, Winds were 15-35 KPH from the S
2180 meters        -7, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the W
1860 meters        -4, Winds were 20-40 KPH from the WNW
1835 meters        -4, Winds were 5-20 KPH from the NNE
1650 meters        -3, No new new snow, Base 144 cm
1550 meters        -2, No new new snow, Base 108 cm,  Relative Humidity 72%.
  660 meters        -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.1

   As of 07:0 Hours we have a few clouds with unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, High pressure will prevail again today with the chance of some cloud spilling in from the low pressure to the North of our zone. The Freezing Level will rise to about 2000 meters today with day
time heating, then drop to about 800 meters tonight. Tuesday is looking like a sunny day associated with a warm air mass so there is a good chance the FL will rise well above the local peaks tomorrow morning and remain there for the whole day. A very weak occluded front will move onshore in a Westerly flow for Wednesday with the possibility of some very light snow above 1500 meters. Colder air associated with this weakening front will bring the FL to about 1400 meters on Wednesday night. Flow will shift to Northwesterly by Thursday bringing cooler temperatures and unsettled weather prior to the ridge rebuilding for a sunny day on Friday. Freezing levels will fluctuate from near surface to 1800-2000 meters for the weekend. Guesstimates trace to 2 by Thursday morning, but unlikely.



   High pressure is quite strong.

    Jet stream is going way North over the top of our zone, creating Northerly flow of colder air.

    High pressure again for tomorrow.

   A weak cold front will move through Wednesday and dissipate on Thursday with mostly unsettled cond.


    Weak cold front will bring cloud to the area on Wednesday.



ARTICLES:

Update on Avalanche in Alberta: K Country Avalanche

Avalanche mitigation with Drones: Telluride, Colo.

Skier vs Avalanche: Eric Hjorleifson

Tricky Warming: Avalanche Canada

Update on avalanche in Afghanistan: Bakhtar News



    Whistler Mountain early Sunday morning.

   16:00 Hours and there seems to be a bit of a line up to descend. That's a lot of sightseers!!

    Mamquam Peak, Feb 15, 2015.

    Mount Garibaldi, Sunday afternoon. 

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