26 Feb 2015

February 26, 2015

    160 + feared dead in Afghanistan Avalanches. Story below.                                                  Net Pic

    Avalanche near Tumbler Ridge kills one rider. Story below.                                             AC Photo    

    Looking Northeast Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 08:00 Hours.

    Stratus layer began lifting by 08:00 Hours.

    Snowing early in the afternoon. 3 cm recorded at 1550 meters at 14:30 hours.

    Snow stopped by 17:00 Hours with a nice dusting above 1500 meters.

    Broken cloud by sunset, February 25, 2015.

Weather Observations for February 26, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -7, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the SE
2180 meters       -6, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the SW
1860 meters       -6, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the E
1835 meters       -4, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the SW
1650 meters       -2, 3 cm of new snow in 24 hrs, Base 145 cm
1550 meters       -2, 3 cm of new snow in 24 hours, Base 110 cm,  Relative Humidity 93%.
  660 meters      +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +5.5, .4 mm 0f rain recorded

   As of 07:30 Hours we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a weak front will pass South of the area today bringing unsettled weather to the area in a Northwest flow aloft. An upper low will also affect our area for Friday with cloud spilling into the zone as the flow shifts westerly bringing slightly more cloud to the area for Friday. The upper ridge will begin to strengthen on Friday night , bringing sunny conditions to the area for Saturday. Another weak system will pass South  of our area for Sunday and Monday with unsettled conditions expected before the ridge begins to strengthen again for Tuesday. Freezing levels will fluctuate slightly and hover around 1200 meters dropping on Friday night to surface. Fl will go back to around 1000 meters for Saturday and Sunday.A cooler pattern will begin early next week with the FL dropping to the valley floor. Looks like there is a shift in the ridge, it has been slowly moving West into the Pacific. Perhaps a change in the pattern will occur next week. Long term it looks like some precipitation may be expected next weekend.

    Image from 09:00 Hours Wednesday morning.

    Systems are moving South, notice where the high pressure is.

    We are surrounded by moisture but should stay relatively dry.

    By Friday night the ridge will strengthen.

    Saturday will be Blue Bird. Notice where the ridge is now.


At least 162 people dead as Avalanches ravage Panjshir Province: Afghanistan

Avalanche kills rider in Core lodge Area: Northern BC

Man killed in Aspen Avalanche a long time local: Aspendailyonline

France ponders changing school holiday to "save ski industry": Paris

    Groomers have been doing a great job keeping the lower mountain open.

    A Maui Owl.

    Strong Winds today.

    40 Knot winds were pushing the wave tops around.

    Cloudy day in paradise yesterday.

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