31 Dec 2016

December 31, 2016



AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    A snowmobiler has been killed in an avalanche near Valemount, B.C.-Story Below         Net Pic

    Results from Blackcomb Bowl Friday morning.

    Horstman Glacier.

    Fracture lines were visible from Whistler Mountain--Lakeside Centre and Rock Shot 1

    A different perspective.

    Lakeside Centre.

Avalanche control yesterday on WB produced Sz 1-2.5 results.


YESTERDAY:

    An awesome morning, Friday December 30, 2016.

    Great conditions Friday morning.

    Whistler has the best conditions in the world.

    Bluebird Saturday afternoon.

    Looking South.

    Later in the day.


WEATHER OBSERVATIONS:

Weather Observations for December 31, 2016,: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -8, Winds were 25-45 KPH SW  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -11, Winds were 20-35 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -8, Winds were 10-25 KPH SE   --Rendevous
1835 meters     -5, Winds were 25-35 KPH S      --Roundhouse
1650 meters   -10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 207 cm Base, RH 98%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 138 cm Base, RH 96%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.3, Trace of Precip recorded yest


   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility. Valley cloud.



FORECAST:

A weak frontal band will eventually pass through our zone today with overcast skies and light snowfall.
The freezing level will remain at the surface with a Southerly Surface flow. Unsettled tomorrow
with a mix of sun and cloud and colder temperatures as the flow becomes Northerly. Cold and dry conditions for early next week with no change expected until at least Friday.
Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by New Years Day

    Weak front for today with some very light snowfall.

    Colder temperatures for tomorrow with a Northerly flow.



ARTICLES:

Snowmobiler killed in an avalanche near Valemount, B.C.: CBC NEWS

Conditions Report for the Coast--December 28, 2016: Mountain Sledder

Search called off for missing snowshoers on Cypress Mountain: Vancouver



OBSERVATIONS:

    Sometimes you have to work for your turns.

    Slough in Blackcomb Glacier.

    So much snow!!!

    Snowmaking will be loving the temperatures next week!!

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