9 Feb 2016

February 9, 2016

    A soldier has been recovered under 7.62 M of debris, alive after 6 day burial-story below:    Net Pic

    Early Monday, February 8, 2016.

    Some cloud around in the morning.

    Cirrus and convective cloud yesterday morning.

    By mid morning it was a fantastic day.

    Cloud over Mount Currie yesterday morning.

    Large avalanche on Mount Currie around noon yesterday. Sz 3.5?

    Avalanche closures yesterday, 7 Th Heaven Express was closed yesterday afternoon!!

    Wet snow avalanche over the Lakeside Traverse yesterday afternoon. +3 at 2240 meters by 13:00.

    Some serious glaze on the snow yesterday. Melt freeze cycle again today.

    Sunset yesterday evening was officially at 17:16 Hrs.

Weather Observations for February 9, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +6, Winds were 25-30 KPH SSE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    +8, Winds were 20-30 KPH S       --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   +11, Winds were 10-20 KPH ENE  --Rendevous
1835 meters   +11, Winds were 15-20 KPH ESE  --Roundhouse
1650 meters    +5, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 234 cm Base, RH 40%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    +7, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 188 cm Base                 --Catskinner 
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.2. 0.5 mm of Precip recorded

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

For the forecast, the upper level ridge will begin to move East later today with an offshore Easterly flow. The freezing level will be in the 3000 M + range for today with some broken cloud this morning,  sunny skies later this morning. Wednesday, a weak warm front moves onshore with overcast skies in a Southwesterly flow aloft with light precipitation. The freezing level should hover around 1900 meters. We will likely see a brief break in the precipitation on Thursday before another weak warm front moves onto the coast with light to moderate precipitation and an FL around 1800 meters. A wet, warm, windy front is expected for Friday morning with moderate to heavy precipitation and a FL hovering around 2000 meters, dropping to 1400 meters by the evening. Cooler temperatures are forecasted for Saturday. Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Thursday morning above 1700 meters, 5-10 cm for Friday morning above 1800 meters, 10-15 cm by Saturday morning above 1600 meters. The brunt of the precipitation will occur Thursday night into Friday morning with up to 50 mm expected.

    High pressure for today before a parade of warm fronts move into our zone.

    Wet flow from the Southern reaches of the Pacific for Wednesday

    Another warm system for Thursday.

     Hopefully it begins to cool down by Friday!!!


Buried under snow, found alive 6 days after Siachen Avalanche: Northern India

Body of one Siachen Avalanche victim found: Northern India

Marines and sailors conduct avalanche training in California: Digging Deep

Avalanche Fences didn't help in Hammerfest some children buried but unharmed: Norway

Family of skiers rescued from avalanche terrain by helicopter: Kamloops

    High pressure with some cloud in the morning, which dissipated as the day progressed.

    Ridge directing moisture to the North.

    Moisture stream from South of Hawaii.

    Natural avalanches observed on Overlord yesterday at around noon.

    Roof avalanche slipping off 7 Th Heaven Lift Hut. Impression from Lift roof.

    Eventually it slipped off the roof.

    Cornice noses will be very suspect today.

    Looking for some snacks.

    Another awesome day in the mountains.

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