5 Dec 2016

December 5, 2016


    Ma (Snowmobile-Machine accidental) Sz 2 --Rainbow Bowl -- December 4, 2016. Andrew Image

Some sluffing with ski cuts yesterday and a few point releases on solar aspects on very steep terrain, but not much to report. Ma Sz 2 Rainbow Bowl an eye opener for sledders. Still reactive with the right trigger.


    Power Flurry early Sunday December 4, 2016.

    10 Minutes after the power flurry. Powder Mountain looking very White.

    Spindrift Sunday morning.

    Rimed Cables!!

    Sunday eventually became Bluebird!!

    Awesome to see the snow guns a blazing.

    Sunday later in the day, that will improve the ski out!!!

Weather Observations for December 5, 2016,: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters  -15, Winds were   5-10 KPH ESE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters  -13, Winds were 20-25 KPH ESE --Whistler Peak
1860 meters  -13, Winds were   1-5   KPH SE    --Rendevous
1835 meters  -11, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE   --Roundhouse
1650 meters  -11, 0 cm of new snow, 2 cm in 24 hrs, 159 cm Base, RH 92%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters  -11, 0 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 108 cm Base                  --Catskinner 
  660 meters    -7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.6. 1.4 mm of Precip recorded yest

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


Ridging will continue to bring cold unsettled conditions for today in a Northerly flow aloft with a SE surface flow. A surface trough off the coast and too our South may send some cloud into the area this morning, but it should dissipate by the afternoon. It was snowing in Vancouver this am. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with the coldest temperatures of the week. Slightly warmer on Wednesday with some convective clouds in the afternoon. The next frontal band should move on shore for Thursday with more pow on the way!! We could get 30-50 cm by Friday morning but more on that as we get closer. Guesstimates: Trace possible today, will depend on how close the surface trough can push our way.

    Northerly flow with some moisture close by, SW flow over Vancouver.

    Moist over Vancouver but clear over Whistler as of 06:00 Hrs.

    Were on the good side in this model. Snowing in Vancouver this am.

    Later in the day it still looks clear..

    Tuesday is looking mostly sunny, could be a cold one!!


Headed to the Mountains? Be prepared for avalanches: Campbell River Mirror

Year Round snow slope for Tignes: France

North Shore rescue reminds tourists of avalanche danger: North Vancouver

Ski with a Snowboard Boot: MadJacks


Riddim Fernandez 
Dec 4, 2016

Current Swell area and Carona were quite firm today. Lower Carona was quite wind affected down to the glacier road.

    Size 3 Na (Natural Avalanche) crown line from the last storm still visible on Blackcomb Peak.

    Conditions were excellent on Sunday.

    Chalky in Blackcomb Bowl.

    Some cloud around in the afternoon.

    Gun Slinger.

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