17 Dec 2015

December 17, 2015

    Landslide out of Fingerpost Ridge Dec 16, 2015 ran into Berna Lake.       Yoann Guidi Photo
    As of now it appears to have run approximately 3-4 Km and is likely .75 Km at its widest. Possibly     released as a result of an Earthquake recorded near Kamloops yesterday morning. Check out the         article section below.

    Google image of the location. Distance from Kamloops to James Turner is around 135 Km.

    Another perspective. Many reports from ski tourers who saw it yesterday.           Dom Balik Photo

    Thanks to Yoann Guidi for this image of a rare event. Our Mountains are fragile.

    Thanks to all who sent pics, awesome!! Could not post all of them.       James McSkimming Photo

    First light Wednesday December 16, 2015.

    Sz 1 Na solar aspect Wednesday morning.

    Another amazing day!!

    Sunset yesterday.

Weather Observations for December 17, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -9 Winds were 25-55 KPH SSE          --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters  -10, Winds were 35-45 KPH SE             --Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -6, Winds were 10-20 KPH E              --Rendevous
1835 meters     -4, Winds were 15-35 KPH SE           --Roundhouse
1650 meters     -6, No new, 161 cm Base, Relative Humidity 70%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -6, No new, 128 cm Base                  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -0.6. No precipitation recorded.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a weakening warm front will bring light snow for most of the day intensifying by the evening in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will slowly rise to around 850 meters tonight. A cold front will follow the warm front for Friday with moderate snow during the morning becoming light by the afternoon. Saturday is also looking like a storm day. Sunday morning will transition from snowy in the morning to flurries by the afternoon. As of now Monday is also looking like a snow day. WOW!! Looking like a cold active cycle with continuous light to moderate snowfall. Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Friday morning, 18-22 cm by Saturday morning, 24-28 cm by Sunday morning, 15-18 cm by Monday morning.

   Light snowfall on Friday into Saturday.

    Low will over us later in the day, moderate snowfall tonight.

    Snow for the weekend.

    Snow will ease off Sunday night then more light snow on Monday.


Earthquake near Kamloops yest, likely the cause of the rock slide near Berna Glacier: Global News

3.6-Magnitude quake rattles Kamloops area: Vancouver Sun

Don't be scared of Godzilla El Nino or the Blob: The Bird--Arteryx.com

The Avalanche Rules: Pistehors.com

SnoMax banned in Austria and Germany: Study expected on health risks

    Satellite image from yesterday morning.

    Big picture of today's storm, yesterday.

    Snow conditions were very nice Wednesday.

    Clouds developing to the South around noon.

    Great temperatures for making snow to the valley.

    Whistler Peak. Cloud did move into the area later in the day.

    A recent profile.

    Cornice noses yesterday morning in Blackcomb Bowl may have released during the earthquake.

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