24 Feb 2015

February 24, 2015

    Another awesome morning, February 23, 2015--07:30 Hours.

    Keener, 07:45 Hours Monday morning.

    Some clouds to the West early Monday morning.

    Official sunset was at 17:42 yesterday.

    February 24, 2014--Last Year--19 cm of dry champagne powder. Is there still hope??!!

   Wind hammered snow on Whistler Peak.                                                        Kary Firstbrook Photo



Weather Observations for February 24, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -3, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters       -2, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters        0, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the ENE
1835 meters      +1, Winds were 20-40 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters    -0.5, No new new snow, Base 143 cm
1550 meters        0, No new new snow, Base 108 cm,  Relative Humidity 67%.
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.8


   As of 07:00 Hours we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, a weak upper trough to the South will spread cloud into the are this morning, but clearing up as the day progresses. A moist Northwest flow aloft will prevail for Wednesday into Thursday we can expect unsettled conditions for Wednesday morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon into evening with light precipitation. As the very weak front passes we will see lingering cloud Thursday with unsettled conditions . The ridge will begin to strengthen Friday with unsettled weather than become sunny for Saturday. Freezing levels will range from 1800-1400 meters. Guesstimates 1-3 cm above 1200 meters by Thursday morning.




   Very light precipitation expected Wednesday-Thursday morning.



    Some cloud for Friday but unsettled conditions.


ARTICLES:

Skier killed in avalanche near Aspen Mountain: Pitkin County, Colorado

Snowmobile sales increase worldwide: Whistler??

Large Avalanches in the North Rockies: Avalanche Canada

Should climbing on Everest be banned?: RedOrbit

Nepal reassures Everest Climbers on safety a year after deadly avalanche: Katmandu



                                     Matier- February 21, 2015          Tasso Lazaridis Photo



Climbed Matier on Saturday. Not Skiable. Breakable crust the whole way up. Skied the lower half but it was unpleasant. Found some wind deposited snow that was ok. Picture and comments from Tasso.


    Still a decent ski out to the town centre.



    Some great colours  in the cirrus cloud yesterday afternoon.

    Using the B4 for Medevac on Blackcomb.

    Just like in the mountains, warning signs on the beach.

    Sunrise for me Monday morning.

    Sunset Monday evening.



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