6 Feb 2017

February 6, 2017



AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Avalanche control on WB yesterday produced Sz 1-1.5 very soft slabs with Xe, Xl, Sc. Some Sa.


YESTERDAY:

    Wizard Chair Sunday morning, February 5, 2017---35 cm gets you 30 minutes.

   Bottom to top of Solar 1 hour.

    Awesome snow lower Gear Jammer.

    Unsettled weather most of the day.

    Arctic High made for some very blue skies just after noon, with an outflow in the valley.

    Multiple cloud layers in the afternoon.

    Low density snow.



Weather Observations for February 6, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -17, Winds were  5-15 KPH NE   --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters    -19, Winds were 15-25 KPH E     --Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -18, Winds were   5-15 KPH W    --Rendevous
1835 meters    -18, Winds were   5-10 KPH SSE--Roundhouse
1650 meters    -16, 2 cm of new snow, 3 cm in 24 hrs, 251 cm Base, RH 95%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -16, 2 cm of new snow, 2 cm in 24 hrs, 180 cm Base, RH 85%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters      -9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -6.3, 3.8 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.



FORECAST:

Low off the coast will bring overcast skies and light snow to the area today in a Westerly flow aloft. Unsettled weather for Tuesday with cold temperatures. Unsettled Wednesday with an active frontal band arriving Wednesday night into Friday. The front unfortunately will be a bit on the warm side with the FL rising as high as 1500 meters. Guesstimates: 4-6cm by Tuesday morning, trace to 2 cm by Wednesday morning, 15-25 cm by Thursday morning, 30-40 cm by Friday morning.



    GOES IR this am.

   Overcast for today with some light snow fall.

    Unsettled weather for Tuesday.


    Westerly flow for Monday.



OBSERVATIONS & INFORMATION:






February 5 at 8:49pm

Another ridiculously deep day of skiing in the West Bersten Zone, in the Pizza Bowl, way south of Duff-laska, on the edge of Cascadia. You can probably figure out where this is, if you recognize that slice of pizza. HST 88cm, at 1300m. HS 280cm. Light flurries, -7C, with increasing SE winds in late afternoon. Stuck to simple terrain again today, with no signs of instability. Nobody else around, it would nice if somebody else could set the knee to thigh deep skintrack next time. =)

    Great snow on Sunday.

   Rimed trees near the top of Garbo.

    Lower Insanity was skiing well.

    Not a great place to be stuck on.

   Lower mountain was relatively quiet after the initial up load.


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