21 Feb 2015

February 21, 2015


     Italian Guide rescued after being caught in an avalanche: Story Below                                Net Pic


    By 07:45 the sun was beginning to shine. Upper cloud layer dissipating.

    By 09:00 Hours on Friday , February 20, 2015, stratus layer began lifting!

    It was also cloudy in Vancouver.

    Glacier Bowl on Whistler Mountain, early Friday morning.

    Shark Fin on Blackcomb Mountain, Friday afternoon.

    Blackcomb Bowl (Right Side) Friday afternoon.

    Some convective activity on Friday afternoon, there were isolated showers in the Sea to Sky.

    Dusk Friday evening.



Weather Observations for February 21, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -9, Winds were 20-60 KPH from the SSW
2180 meters        -8, Winds were 55-85 KPH from the WNW
1860 meters        -6, Winds were 35-50 KPH from the WNW
1835 meters        -5, Winds were 10-35 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters        -5, No new new snow, Base 143 cm
1550 meters        -2, No new new snow, Base 108 cm,  Relative Humidity 70%.
  660 meters        -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.2.

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


For the forecast, the upper ridge will maintain its dominance in the pattern but will begin to weaken slightly on Monday. We can expect a dry day with a strong Northerly flow aloft. The flow will flatten on Sunday then become offshore on Monday. There are some inconsistencies in the model runs for next week but as of now it looks like Tuesday will be unsettled and Wednesday as well. More on that as we get closer. Freezing level will rise from surface this morning to about 1400 meters this afternoon. It will drop down to surface again this evening then begin to rise for Sunday and Monday, remain well above the local peaks for that period. Should see a slow decline in the FL on Tuesday . Enjoy the sunshine.


    Flow for next few days.


   Today's image.

                                Jet stream as of this morning.

    Sunday. Dry and warm.



ARTICLES:

Mountain Rescue pulls Guide out of  large Avalanche: Valgrisenche, Italy

Snow Conditions in the Whitewater Area: Backcountry Skiing Canda

Skier triggers an avalanche: Banff, Alberta

Early Adopter Review--Marker King Pin: Biglines.com

Rocky Mountain Rescue Skills, 1956: I was a one year old



    Howe Sound Friday morning.

    Lots of convective activity mid day Friday, February 20, 2015.


    One hour later up close and personal.

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