28 Jan 2017

January 28, 2017


    Looks like mayhem in Kashmir, Update in article section.                                                 Net Pic

    No local avalanches observed as of yesterday!! Old Fx line on Whistler.


    Some colour early Friday morning January 27, 2017.

    Stratus layer was enormous in the morning.

    Mount Weart Friday morning, some very cool clouds all day.

    Friday morning.

    Looking NE in the morning.

    Top of Whistler Mountain around noon.

    Later in the day.

Weather Observations for January 28, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -6, Winds were 35-50 KPH S   --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -6, Winds were 40-55 KPH S   --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -3, Winds were 15-25 KPH S   --Rendevous
1835 meters   -1, Winds were 15-40 KPH SE --Roundhouse
1650 meters   -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 210 cm Base, RH 88%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 141 cm Base, RH 91%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters   -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.6, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high thin overcast and unlimited visibility.


An upper level ridge will eventually bring mostly sunny skies to the area today in a West to Southweserly flow aloft. The freezing level may get as high a 1800 meters with day time heating. The ridge will flatten out Saturday night allowing a weak cold front to push through Sunday with light snow and the FL hovering in the 1000 m range. Monday/Tuesday at this time is looking unsettled, with colder temperatures in a Northerly flow. A rex block will form off the coast with a confluent flow, models are inconsistent on exactly what will happen, will depend on the jet stream. Some models are leaning towards a moist SW flow from the low to the South of the rex block later in the week. Best case scenario is that we get snow Tuesday night into Friday. We may get dry unsettled weather :( Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Monday morning.

    High pressure dominates for Saturday.

    Should be a nice day Saturday.

   Flow for today.

    Cold front for Sunday.


    Awesome light for most of the day.


    Unsettled conditions.

    The Saddle was a busy place.

   Light was amazing at mid day.

   More cloud later in the day.

    Light was flat in the afternoon.


5 Army personnel rescued alive afer being buried: Kashmir

Searching for the human factor in deadly avalanches:New York Times

Big avalanche recorded on Scottish Mountain: Coire Dubh

Hikers rescued after avalanche sends them tumbling down Mount Baldy: California

Air bag keeps skier above snow in Summit County Avalanche: Utah

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