2 Feb 2015

February 2, 2015

    Happy Groundhog Day!!!

    Limited visibility yesterday morning in the upper elevations.

    Winter wonderland in the valley February 1, 2015.

    Snow had stuck to everything.

    There was some decent visibility at times at tree line.

    There were even some breaks by days end.

Weather Observations for February 2, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -8, Winds were 35-45 KPH from the SE
2180 meters        -7, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the S
1860 meters        -6, Winds were 20-40 KPH from the E
1835 meters        -4, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the SE
1650 meters        -4, No new new snow,  13 cm in 48 hours, Base 132 cm
1550 meters        -3, No new new snow,  13 cm in 48 Hours Base 112 cm,  Relative Humidity 87%.
  660 meters         0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3, Precip recorded 9.5 mm.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the Forecast, a weakening front will arrive this morning with very light snowfall and a freezing level hovering around 1100 meters in a westerly flow aloft. The front will move through by this evening with unsettled conditions in its wake for Tuesday. A flat upper level ridge will build and the surface high will give a push with the chance of some flurries and a freezing level of around 1200 meters. A warm front will push onto the coast Wednesday afternoon with heavy snowfall expected for Wednesday night with a FL averaging around 1300 meters. A series of weaker fronts will follow with light to moderate snowfall expected from Thursday into Saturday. FL will fluctuate during this period and will be between 1500-1700 meters. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Tuesday morning, 18-20 cm by Thursday morning, 10-15 cm by Friday morning.  

    Yesterdays image from 16:15 hours.

    There is moisture out in the Pacific.

    Brunt of the moisture for today is moving South of our area, will be lucky to get 1-3 cm.

    Unorganised for Tuesday.

    Front will move on shore Wednesday afternoon.

    Thursday is looking juicy.

    Friday is looking good also, too bad about the FL.


Avalanches kill 12 people in the Alps and Black Forest: World News

Groundhog day brings more winter for Canada: Weather Channel

ACMG Mountain Conditions Report: Coast Range

Aussois ski instructor dies in an avalanche: France

Pennsylvania groundhog 'forecasts' 6 more weeks of winter: Punxsutawney, PA

The Real Super Bowl Commercial: Kicking Horse Resort

    Snowing at 10:00 hours in the valley.

    Still some keen biker's.

    Hwy 99.

    Whistler Golf Course.

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