28 Feb 2016

February 28, 2016

    An avalanche near the Nelchina Glacier has killed a snowmobiler, story in article section.  Net Pic

    Awesome sun rise yesterday morning, Saturday February 27, 2016--officially at 07:01.

    Same time in Tofino.

    Eventually the valley cloud layer lifted.

    Nice day on the beach.

   There were some good swells.

    Nice day in Whistler as well.

    Just after sunset, no sign of the front yet!

Weather Observations for February 28, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -6, Winds were 45-70 KPH SE       --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -6, Winds were 50-65 KPH SSE     --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -3, Winds were 15-30 KPH SE       --Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 25-50 KPH SE       --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -2, 1 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 249 cm Base, RH 97%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -2, 1 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 188 cm Base, RH 99%    --Catskinner
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.1. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have obscured skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.

For the forecast, a cold front is passing through our zone with light/moderate precipitation in a Southwesterly flow aloft with the FL dropping from around 1200 meters to 800 meters by this evening. A cool upper level trough will follow the cold front later this afternoon into this evening.  The new snow will get a chance to dry out as weak ridging brings unsettled conditions tonight into Monday in a Northwesterly flow aloft. By Monday night another weak Pacific frontal band moves through with light precipitation and the FL hovering around 1000 meters.  Yet another active front for Tuesday with slightly warmer temperatures but moderate/heavy precipitation.  Hopefully the FL will top out at 1400 meters than drop to 800 meters as the front passes through. As of now a deep broad band upper level trough forms in the North Pacific Wednesday sending a series of frontal bands into the area until the weekend. Guesstimates: 10-15 cm by Monday morning?, 4-6 cm by Tuesday morning, 20-40 cm by Wednesday morning. (That would be nice)

    Active front this morning with strong winds, upper level trough later this morning.

    Some decent temperatures and pricip on its way.

     Looks like Tuesday will be juicy but on the warm side.


Snowmobiler dies in an avalanche near Nelchina Glacier: Alaska

A Ski Tourer has died in an avalanche in the Brevant Range: France

Students enter the world of Snow Science: Colorado

Toddler dies after roof avalanche buries her for 30 minutes: Idaho

Surviving a bad break--Lucky tale from an avalanche accident: Idaho

    Lots of stratus cloud on Saturday Morning.

    Seems the front has slowed down, from the image yesterday.

    Always something to see on the ocean.

    Long Beach Saturday afternoon.

                      Does not sound so appealing!!

    Convective clouds in the mountains, after the stratus layer dissipated.

    Convective on the Coast as well!!

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