22 Feb 2015

February 22, 2015

    Four Italian Skiers die in an Avalanche near Saint-Bernard Pass. Story Below            Internet Pic

    An avalanche in the Raghistan District of Afghanistan has killed 12 people. Story below. Net Pic

    Sunrise Saturday morning.

    Looking Northwest at 08:00 Hours Saturday February 21, 2015.

    Same time, same day looking Southwest.

    Making snow!! February 21, 2015.

    Clouds dissipated as the day progressed, looking West at 16:30 Hours.

    The view to the East at the same time, Bluebird.

    Tantalus Range Saturday Afternoon.


Weather Observations for February 22, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters        -3, Winds were 25-35 KPH from the S
2180 meters        -2, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the NNW
1860 meters        -1, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the WNW
1835 meters        -1, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the W
1650 meters        -5, No new new snow, Base 143 cm
1550 meters        -4, No new new snow, Base 108 cm,  Relative Humidity 54%.
  660 meters        -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.4

   As of 07:00 Hours we have some broken cloud, an amazing sunrise and unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, high pressure will dominate in a Northerly flow until Tuesday with freezing levels climbing well above the local peaks today. Tomorrow will see the FL remain above 2300 meters. The flow will shift on Tuesday evening to onshore, allowing a weak short wave trough to move through Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning with cloudy skies, very light precipitation and a FL hovering around 1300 meters. Thursday will bring unsettled weather. Guesstimates: 1-2 cm by Thursday morning.

High dominates the pattern into Tuesday.


                Warm temperatures for today and tomorrow.


ARTICLES:

Four Italian Skiers killed by an Avalanche in the Swiss Alps: Death Valley, Saint-Bernard Pass

One person killed, one is in serious condition after a burial in the Tatras: Carpathian Mountains

Badakhshan Avalanche kills 12: Afghanistan

Greenland is Melting--The Past might tell what the future holds: Science Daily

Warm weather creating High Avalanche Danger in Valdez Area: Alaska

Avalanche closes highway on the Eastern Seaboard: West Virginia

Jill Fredston on 20 years of Education, Safety, and Snow Science: Mountain Skills


   North winds in Whistler yesterday.

    Inflow on Howe Sound.

   Green lake Saturday morning.

    Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver.


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