20 Feb 2015

February 20, 2015



    Fairly cloudy morning Thursday February 19, 2015. 08:00 Hours.

    Lower Disease Ridge Thursday morning, dry for most of the day.

    Some periods of good light on Thursday morning.

    It was raining in Squamish yesterday afternoon.

    Drier as you got closer to Vancouver.

    Just after sunset Thursday evening on Granville Island.



Weather Observations for February 20, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -7, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the S
2180 meters        -5, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the W
1860 meters        -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the W
1835 meters        -3, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the E
1650 meters         0, 1 cm of new snow, Base 143 cm
1550 meters        -1, Trace of new snow, Base 108 cm,  Relative Humidity 100%.
  660 meters       +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +8.6

   As of 07:00 Hours we have high overcast, unlimited visibility and a valley stratus layer.


For the forecast, cloudy this morning as the front moves East, high pressure aloft and low level onshore flow will settle over the area later today bringing dry conditions and mostly sunny skies into Tuesday, the flow will revert to Northerly later today. Stratus layer above the valley floor will lift and eventually dissipate later today. Freezing levels for today will be around 1400-1600 meters, dropping to just above the valley floor this evening. Similar FL for Saturday with the level dropping to the valley floor by Saturday evening.  FL on Sunday and Monday will be well above the local peaks. The ridge begins to break down on Tuesday as a series of weak upper level troughs passes over the ridge bringing unsettled conditions. There is a good chance of some precipitation for Wednesday night and then a wetter system for Friday. More on that as we get closer.


    Flow for today, lingering clouds will slowly be pushed out later today.


    Clouds should push through by this afternoon.

    High pressure dominates Saturday into Tuesday.




Video Friday's:


Alberg, Austria--Good Powder Skiing: Sven Kueenle

Front flip fail causing a wee: Avalanche

Installing Avalanche fencing on Hwy 16: MinistryofTranBC

Double Ski Eject, 9 Flip Tomahawk: Vimeo


Articles:

Auditors warn of Ski Areas that are too small to Survive: European Alps

Roof avalanche buries man in Cambridge: Massachusetts

Your fat skis could be killing your knees: Montana Kaimin

More avalanche warnings needed?: Rocky Mountain Outlook

War on Snow rages along the Trans Canada Highway: Roger's Pass


    Keener's yesterday morning at 08:00 Hours. Still a highway to the bottom!!

    Thursday afternoon around 15:00 Hours, no recorded precipitation in Whistler yesterday.

    Shannon Falls on Thursday afternoon, not ripping like it was during the monsoons.

                             Carving beside the Sea to Sky Highway.






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