20 Feb 2016

February 20, 2016

    Planned avalanche has killed one resident in Russian Town-story below        Snowrock.ru Image

    Snow line was around 1000 meters Friday, February 19, 2016.

    Out of the cloud into some brighter conditions yesterday morning, nice light in the morning.

    Great light in 7 Th heaven yesterday morning.

    Snow quality in Blackcomb Glacier Friday was very good!!!

    Nice conditions up high for the Peak to Valley earlier in the day. A few less gates at the top!!

    Snowing at around noon at 1750 meters.

    Mount Currie later in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for February 20, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -7, Winds were 30-55 KPH SSE   --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -7, Winds were 25-35 KPH SE     --Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -6, Winds were 15-25 KPH E        --Rendevous
1835 meters     -4, Winds were 15-30 KPH ESE   --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -3, 1 cm of new snow, 5 cm in 24 hrs, 263 cm Base, RH 92%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -3, 1 cm of new snow, 3 cm in 24 hrs, 204 cm Base, RH 92%    --Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.7. 9.8 mm of Precip recorded

For the forecast, a flat upper level ridge will bring unsettled conditions for today in a Northwesterly flow aloft. Freezing levels will hover in the 800 meter range this morning with mostly cloudy conditions with some breaks by the afternoon. The upper level flow will switch back to SW tonight.  Another cold front will move onshore Sunday afternoon with light precipitation and a FL hovering in the 800 meter range. Ridging for Monday into next week will bring dry conditions with mostly sunny skies. Guesstimates: Trace -1 cm for Sunday morning,                                                                                                                                                   5-10 cm by Monday morning.

    Unsettled for today, next system Sunday afternoon.

    Cloudier this morning, breaking up this afternoon.

    Cold front for Sunday afternoon. Less cloud by this afternoon.

    High pressure builds in after the front passes on Sunday night.

    Strong ridging for early next week.


Planed avalanche buries Russian town, No warning to residents: Kirovsk

Avalanche warning on Newfoundland's West Coast: CBC News

Avalanche Canada issues special bulletin for some areas in BC: CBC News

South Coast snowpack close to normal, unclear if draught is a threat: Vancouver, B.C.

    Friday morning, looking good but not much precipitation came our way.

    Looks good for moisture but certainily did not produce.

    Cold front heading our way for Sunday afternoon.

    Good visibility yesterday morning with 40-60 KPH winds in the alpine.

    Noon with the high sun, light snowfall at this time.

    Peak to Valley course this year was challenging with variable conditions.

    Still looking good mid mountain for snow coverage.

    Lower section of the course yesterday was very soft and moist.

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