5 Dec 2017

December 5, 2017


    Two ski tourers have been killed in an avalanche in France. Story below.                            Net Pic

    Sz 1 Sc in the Rainbow Area.


    Monday morning.

    Stratus layer.

    Multiple cloud layers throughout the day

    There were some patches of blue.

    Awesome light later in the day.

Weather Observations for December 5, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -2, Winds were ?                            --Whistler Peak
1835 meters    -1, Winds were   5-10 KPH WNW  --Roundhouse
1660 meters    -4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 149 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    -5, 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 high pressure will strengthen today with dry and stable weather in a Northwesterly flow aloft. Sunny weather can be expected until Saturday when there is a possibility of some cloud, but for the long term the blocking pattern may stick around into next week. The freezing level today will rise to around 2200 meters with inverted temperatures. By Thursday the FL could go up as high as 3700 meters. Get out the sun screen!!!

    GOES IR this am.

    High strengthens today.

     Warmer temperatures by tomorrow.


   Sz 1 slab from Monday.

    Cornice chunk, yes some are brittle.

    High and mid mountain cloud for most of the day Monday.

    Different perspective looking at the top of Blackcomb.

    Avalanche practice, important to keep skills up!!

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN reports:

Na off Skypilot: Dec 4Th


An avalanche has killed two ski tourers on Col de Lechaud: France

Another possible avalanche incident in France: Mount Dan-de-Krol

Snowmobilers cautioned to know avalanche safety before hitting trail: Whitecourt Star

Interesting facts about avalanches: Questions & Answers

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