8 Jan 2017

January 8, 2017


    No avalanche activity to report--lots of Backcountry Travellers. Sz 1 Sc still possible on steeps.

                 Crown line at Kirkwood--That's a lot of snow!!                  Kevin Quinn Photo


    Scattered cloud in the morning, Saturday January 7, 2017.

    Low level outflow cloud in the morning.

    Wind gusts on Saturday morning.

    Front began to move in by noon.

    Another great day for turning.

    Good day for the park!!

    Later in the day.

    Snowmaking enjoying the temperatures.


Weather Observations for January 8, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -8, Winds were 15-30 KPH SE   --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters   -4, Winds were 30-40 KPH SE   --Whistler Peak
1860 meters   -5, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE   --Rendevous
1835 meters   -7, Winds were 10-25 KPH ESE--Roundhouse
1650 meters   -8, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 182 cm Base, RH 80%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters   -9, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 100 cm Base, RH 70%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters   -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -4.2, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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


A weak frontal band will bring cloudy skies and very light snow for today in a Southwest flow aloft. By this evening a warm frontal band will bring moderate snowfall into Monday morning. The front will likely pass by late Monday afternoon with a cold ridge building in its wake. Tuesday through Thursday will be cold and clear. Hopefully a weak front will arrive sometime Friday with moderating temperatures and some light snow. Guesstimates: 10-20 cm by Monday morning. We may only get 8-12 cm overnight for Monday morning, depends on where the moisture ends up. It may go South or we could get lucky. 10-20 cm for Tuesday morning, again we may get less or more depending on flow.

    Southwest flow will eventually bring some moisture into our zone.

    Should see some very light snow this morning.

    Moderate snowfall for tonight into Monday.

    Dries out Tuesday.

    Dry and cold Wednesday.


 Avalanche Canada has a warning for back country adventurers: News 1130

20 Feet of fresh snow forecasted: Mammoth Mountain

Atmospheric River heading to Northern California: Flooding Expected

Human Factors key in Avalanche Fatalities: Montana

Avalanche Center says avalanche danger High-Extreme: Utah


    Stratus layer in the morning.

    Couloir Extreme.

    Awesome Afternoon. An approaching weak front.

    Lots of snow in the valley.

    Bushrat Shoulder and Bushrat Chute.

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