27 Feb 2016

February 27, 2016

    Dark clouds were moving into the zone fairly quickly Friday morning.

    Raining in Tofino Friday morning , good day for a Beach Walk.

    Still decent light in the morning in Whistler.                                                      Greg Dixon Photo

    No humans in sight on Combers Beach.

    There were lots of Birds!!

    Large flocks of sand pipers.

    Snow yesterday looked a little moist.                                                                 Greg Dixon Photo

    Some nice breaks yesterday.

    By days end the rain stopped. Many folks out for an evening session.

Weather Observations for February 27, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -7, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW         --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -6, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW         --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -5, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSE       --Rendevous
1835 meters     -4, Winds were 0-5   KPH S            --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -2, 1 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 249 cm Base, RH 100%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -1, 1 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 187 cm Base, RH 100%    --Catskinner
  660 meters    +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.7. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 07:00 hours we have clear skies above 1800 meters and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, unsettled this morning as a weak upper level ridge brings mostly sunny skies to the area this morning above the valley cloud. A cold front is expected this evening so we should see cloudier conditions this afternoon with the FL maxing out at 1500 meters then dropping to around 1000 meters as the front passes through. Sunday will be overcast with light/moderate snowfall and a FL hovering in the 1200 meter range. We may see a break in the weather Sunday evening as a weak upper level trough passes through prior to the next frontal band on Monday afternoon. Another cool moist system is expected on Tuesday. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Sunday morning, 10-15 cm by Monday morning, 8-10 cm by Tuesday morning.

    Looking like a nice day.

    Some influence from there high pressure today.

    Front for tomorrow with relatively cool temperatures.

     Snow coming our way tomorrow.


Canadians Armed Forces and Parks Canada prevent avalanches by creating them: Rogers Pass

Large Avalanche recorded in Glen Coe: Scotland

Three children critically injured from a roof avalanche: Idaho

Drones are changing avalanche control for the better: Colorado

Lift assisted backcountry skiing: Lake Louise

    09:15 Friday morning February 26, 2016.

    Same time frame as above image, frontal band moving into the area.

    Friday afternoon, most of the moisture from the last front has gone South.

    Signs, signs, every where there are signs.

    Some big swells on Friday.

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