1 Jan 2017

January 1, 2017


    Update on Clemina Creek avalanche in article section.                                                         Net Pic

    Not much avalanche activity locally, Sz 2 cornice control on Whistler.


    Early Saturday December 31, 2016.

    Valley cloud lifted with some challenging visibility and icing.

    It all started to close in.

    Light snow by mid morning.

    A bit of a grey day.

    Saturday morning.


Weather Observations for January 1, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -16, Winds were 15-60? KPH N      --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -16, Winds were 70-100 KPH NNW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -14, Winds were 40-60   KPH ESE --Rendevous
1835 meters   -14, Winds were 15-30   [KPH NE  --Roundhouse
1650 meters   -12, 6 cm of new snow, 8 cm in 24 hrs, 203 cm Base, RH 98%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -12, 5 cm of new snow, 7 cm in 24 hrs, 130 cm Base, RH 92%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -1.7, 2.1 mm of Precip recorded yest

Temperatures: -16 with a 80 KPH wind brings the windchill to -33.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am at 1860 m we have obscured skies, variable visibility and snowing lightly.


A weak cold upper low will bring mostly overcast skies to the area this morning with temperatures dropping as the day progresses. Northeast offshore flow will bring cold temperatures and outflow winds to the area into at least Thursday evening. Will likely see unsettled weather by this afternoon, with clear cold conditions Monday into Thursday. Snow should return by Thursday night into Friday morning with the FL remaining near sea level. Bundle up, its going to be a cold week.
Guesstimates:1 cm to 3 cm by Monday morning.

    Looking like a cloudy day.

    Upper level low will slowly move South today.

    Clearing and cold by this evening.

    Cold air with a modified Arctic Outbreak.


Sea to Sky Avalanche Advisory: Avalanche Canada

Update on Clemina Creek Avalanche Fatality: Valemount, B.C.

Avalanche Dog Teams patrol ski resorts ready to save a life: CBC News

Tracking Avalanche Information: The Pique


December 31 at 10:31pm

Skied mostly Northeast aspects on the Duffey and other than sloughing on steep slopes and a few very minor pockets of windslab of around 20cms depth nothing of significance to report. Nice snow and nice turns.

    Clouds moved into the area quickly Saturday morning.

    Awesome conditions lower on the mountain.

    Nester's weather station.

    Snowing at 660 meters Saturday afternoon.

    Lots of snow in Alpine Meadows at 680 meters.

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