10 Feb 2016

February 10, 2016

    First lift early Tuesday morning, February 9, 2016.

    Marine stratus layer in the valley.

    Russet Lake Tuesday morning.

    Different perspective on the slides in Overlord Glacier, cornice collapse.

    Multiple cornice failures from active cycle on Monday.

    Most of the cirrus cloud layer burned off by mid day.

   Lenticular's by the afternoon to the North.

    Chainsaw Ridge just before sunset. Clouds are on there way!!

    Sunset last night was at 17:18 Hours.

Weather Observations for February 10, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -1, Winds were 35-60 KPH SE    --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -1, Winds were 30-35 KPH SSE  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    +1, Winds were 15-30 KPH E       --Rendevous
1835 meters    +2, Winds were 15-60 KPH SE     --Roundhouse
1650 meters    +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 232 cm Base, RH 82%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 186 cm Base, RH 72%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters      0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.9. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded

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

For the forecast, a weak warm front in a Westerly flow, will bring overcast skies and intermittent  light precipitation to the area in a Westerly flow. The freezing level will remain in the 1900 meter range with a bit of give on either side. FL should drop to around 1700 meters tonight.  A slightly stronger warm front moves on shore for Thursday afternoon, with light precipitation becoming moderate to heavy by Thursday night, with a FL hovering around 1600 meters in a Southwesterly flow. This front will slowly move through our zone into Friday morning, with the FL slowly descending from 1800 metes to 1200 meters by Friday night. As of now an upper trough will bring showery cooler weather to the area for Saturday with very light precipitation and an FL hovering in the 1100 meter range.  Yet another front is forecasted for Sunday. More on that one as we get closer. Hoping it will come in colder than is forecasted for at this time!!.  Guesstimates: 6-8 cm by Thursday morning above 1600 meters, 5-10 cm above 1500 meters by Friday morning, 15-20 cm above 1000 meters by Saturday morning. Some models are calling for higher freezing levels during this forecast period, I am being slightly optimistic, only time will tell? Latest model runs are showing less precipitation than was forecasted yesterday!!

    Southwest flow with a break at the end of the frontal passage.

    Clouds in the morning, overcast and light precipitation later in the morning.

    Another warm front for Thursday.

    Looking like way less precipitation for Friday in a cooler flow.

    Much cooler temperatures for Saturday with the chance of some very light snowfall.

    Looking into Monday and Tuesday it looks too much like a pineapple. Still time to change!!


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Footage of soldier being recovered after 6 day burial: SunnySkye

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    High pressure yesterday with some stratus cloud in Georgia Strait.

    Big low in the North Pacific. Big picture yesterday around noon.

    Steeps on Fissile.

    Melt Freeze conditions again yesterday.

    A well balanced cat.

    Clouds were moving in from the West late Tuesday afternoon.

    Another awesome day in the mountains.

    Jersey Cream Chair.

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