26 Jan 2017

January 26, 2017


    Avalanche activity in Kashmir has killed 7 people in the past few days-story below.        Net pic

    Sa last Saturday, fracture line profile yesterday, slab stepped down into November crust.

    No new avalanche activity observed yesterday in the local area.


    Multiple cloud layers Wednesday morning, January 25, 2017.

    Re-Jigging the Half Pipe.

    Flat light but cool looking sky.

    Mount Fee.

    12:30 yesterday afternoon.

    Some blue patches in the afternoon.

    Just before sunset.

    Great light near days end.

    Nice colours at sunset.

Weather Observations for January 26, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -7, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -7, Winds were 15-20 KPH S     --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE--Rendevous
1835 meters   -6, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE   --Roundhouse
1650 meters   -7, 0 cm of new snow, trace in 24 hrs, 220 cm Base, RH 98%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -7, 0 cm of new snow, trace in 24 hrs, 143 cm Base, RH 96%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters   -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.4, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility-stratus cloud above the valley.


Unsettled weather for this morning in a Southeasterly flow, the flow will shift to Westerly this afternoon with an increase in the cloud cover. Stratus later will lift and dissipate hopefully by this evening. The FL will hover in the 1000 m range. Friday will be unsettled with a warming trend, the FL could go up to 1400 meters.  Saturday is looking unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud and the FL possibly reaching as high as 1800 m. A weakening cold front will arrive for Sunday with the FL fluctuating  from 1200-800 meters.  Guesstimates: Long way out but 10-15 cm by Monday morning.

   Dry today with some clouds by this afternoon.

    Thursday's image, clouds will filter into the zone.

    Fridays image. Less cloud but still unsettled.

    Cold front for Sunday with a quick passage.


    Looking North in the am, Jan 25, 2017.

   Clear to the Northwest.

    A weak frontal band moved through later in the Am.

    Wednesday morning.

    Some very light snow in the afternoon, trace recorded at 1550 meters.

    Awesome clouds later in the day.


Four American Skiers injured in Avalanche near Rossland: Rossland News

Utah Skiers tell there story after surviving avalanche in Canadian Backcountry: Big Red Cats

Voluntary evacuation notice issued due to avalanche danger: Nevada

Seven including Indian Army Officer die in Kashmir Avalanches: Northern India

5 killed, 4 injured in Snow Avalanches: Kashmir

Survivor of Italy avalanches says she assumed it was a quake: Giulianova, Italy

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