26 Feb 2017

Feburary 26, 2017


    An avalanche in Georgia has killed a German Snowboarder, story in article section.      Nert Pic

    Old avalanche debris below Sneaky Pete's, time for a reset.


    Blue bird to the North Saturday February 25, 2017.

    Mount Garibaldi.

    Ice fall on Whistler.

    Windy at the start of the Peak to Valley Race.

    Team member Saturday.

    Eventually the clouds moved in during the afternoon.

    West Cirque.

    Overcast by days end.

    Snowing in the alpine Saturday night.

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

2240 meters      -14, Winds were 30-45 KPH E   --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -14, Winds were 30-60 KPH W  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -12, Winds were 15-25 KPH NE--Rendevous
1835 meters      -11, Winds were  10-15 KPH NE--Roundhouse
1650 meters      -10, 1 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 251 cm Base, RH 91%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -10, 1 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 180 cm Base, RH 89%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters        -4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.0, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


The upper trough off the coast will bring unsettled weather to the area today in a Westerly flow aloft, switching to Southwesterly sometime today. The FL will be below surface for today into Monday. Unsettled weather for Monday as well, as a weak upper level low pushes through our Zone. An upper level low out of the Gulf of Alaska will bring cool snowy conditions to the area for most of the week. Tuesday will see the first in a series of frontal systems that will bring snowfall and a FL hovering just below surface. Snowfall will continue into at least Friday. Time for a reset!!
Guesstimates: trace-1 cm for Monday morning, 0 cm for Tuesday morning, 8-12 cm for Wednesday morning.

    Unsettled today, moisture South of our zone.

    Moisture last night went South.

    Unsettled today.

    Unsettled Monday with less cloud.

    Unsettled Tuesday morning with a front moving in on Tuesday night.

    Frontal band on Wednesday.

    Frontal band for Thursday.

    Frontal band for Friday.


    Sun Dog Saturday morning.

    Steeps were skiing well on Saturday.

    Mount Weart.

    Going into the West Cirque.


An avalanche has killed a German Snowboarder in Tetnuldi Ski Resort: Georgia

Backcountry: WB

Family whose house was crushed by an avalanche launch appeal for help: Italy

Russia sends aid to Tajkistan to help deal with avalanche aftermath: Moscow

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