26 Feb 2016

February 26, 2016

    Pink sky in Tofino early Thursday morning  February 25, 2016.

    Some cloud yesterday morning, but it eventually burned off.

    People were enjoying the waves.

    Meanwhile back in Whistler people were also enjoying the weather.

    Awesome day for a paddle as well.

    Awesome sunset Thursday evening.

Weather Observations for February 26, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 35-45 KPH SE    --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -2, Winds were 35-50 KPH SSE --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters    +1, Winds were 15-25 KPH ESE  --Rendevous
1835 meters    +2, Winds were 20-35 KPH ESE  --Roundhouse 
1650 meters    +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 249 cm Base, RH 80%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters    +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 190 cm Base, RH 72%    --Catskinner
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.2. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded

For the forecast, a weak cold front will bring light precipitation to there area later today, the FL starts at around 1900 meters this morning and slowly drops to about 1500 meters by this evening in a Southwesterly flow aloft.  Unsettled conditions this morning with an inversion. Front is on its way. A very weak ridge builds for Saturday morning with unsettled weather, before a weak warm front moves into the area. FL should start around 1500 meters than drop to 1000 meters by Saturday evening as a cold front moves through into Sunday with the FL hovering in the 1300 meter range. A trailing upper level trough should bring unsettled weather for Monday morning before another weak warm front pushes through Monday with the FL hovering in the 1200 meter range. More precipitation on Tuesday, but more on that as we get closer. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm above 1400 meters by Saturday morning, 2-4 cm by Sunday morning, 15-20 cm by Monday morning.

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

    Overcast and wet for later today.

    Front moved onshore this morning, raining in Tofino at 06:00 hours.

       Low to the North sending a frontal band our way.

     High will migrate South over the next few days.


Spotting Avalanche Prone Snow: 5 Tips

Emergency Safety bag for Dogs: You Tube

Marc McMorris breaks Femur: Ouch!!

Skier rides into small avalanche: Norway

One of those Days 3: Candide Thovex


Canmore skier caught in avalanche near Sunrise lodge has died: 660News

Avalanche detection in the digital age: Switzerland

More info on avalanche that killed one person near Ceillac: France

Stranded in the Mountains? Build a snow shelter!!: GearPatrol

    Kinda like ski patrolling but on the water.

    Sunny by the afternoon.

    A flock of cormorants.

    We got skis, Tofino has surfboards.

    And Etiquette!!

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