31 Jan 2016

January 31, 2016

    Sunrise Saturday, January 30, 2016.

    Overcast most of the day with periods of light snow.

    Skiing in the alpine was quite good.

    Higher elevation lifts were busy.

    Snow quality in some areas was very good.

    Snowing moderately yesterday afternoon around 15:00 Hours.

Weather Observations for January 31, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -8, Winds were 20-35 KPH S          --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    -8, Winds were 25-30 KPH SSW    --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -7, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE      --Rendevous
1835 meters    -6, Winds were 15-30 KPH SSW     --Roundhouse
1650 meters    -4, 7 cm of new snow, 9 cm in 24 hrs, 209 cm Base, RH 90%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -5, 7 cm of new snow, 8 cm in 24 hrs, 172 cm Base        --Catskinner 
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.2. 2.0 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 0700 Hours this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.

For the forecast, low pressure aloft will send a weak trough onto the coast this morning with a moist and unstable air mass in a Westerly flow. We can expect overcast skies with some light snowfall and a freezing level at or just above the surface. A weak ridge of high pressure will begin to build tonight with unsettled cool conditions expected for Monday and Tuesday with the chance of some isolated flurries in a mix of sun and cloud. The flow will become Northwesterly tonight. A weak warm front
moves on shore for Wednesday with the FL rising to around 1000 meters with light snowfall. As of now Thursday is also looking unsettled. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Monday morning, trace to 2 cm by Tuesday morning, 8-12 cm for Thursday morning.

     Cloudy with some light snowfall for today.

    Cloudy today, unsettled for tomorrow. Northerly flow aloft.

    High pressure will influence the zone with unsettled weather for Monday into Tuesday.

    Still some clouds in the area.

    We may see some sun on Tuesday.

    Weak warm front on Wednesday.


Teenager died, two others injured in an avalanche in Kashmir: India

Snowmobilers killed near McBride were all from Alberta: CBC News

Chances of surviving an avalanche plummet after 10 minutes: TorontoSun

'Bigger than Thou"-Awestruck snowmobilers won't stop after 5 avalanche deaths: MetroNews

Renshaw snowmobile area temporarily closed after deadly avalanche: TheGoatNews

    Snowing lightly when this image was taken yesterday.

    Chainsaw Ridge.

    Skin Track up Lower Disease Ridge.

    Visibility was challenging at times yesterday.

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