10 Jan 2018

January 10, 2018


    An avalanche has killed a ski tourer in the Elk Valley, B.C.. Story in article section.           Net Pic

    A skier was rescued after an avalanche in White Pass, B.C. Story below.                      MIN Pic

    Avalanche over the tracks near Zermatt. Tourists stranded. Story below.                        Net Pic

    Locally, Sz 1-1.5 with Xe, Sc, Sa. Storm slabs.


    Early Tuesday morning.

    Breaks in the morning.

    Blackcomb Peak

    Multiple cloud layers!

    Obscured peaks at the end of the day.

    Dusk on Tuesday.

Weather Observations for January 10, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    -10, Winds were 40-65 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      -8, Winds were 30-40 KPH S--Roundhouse
1660 meters      -6, 1 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs  Base 188 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.4, 6.7 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 06:30 hrs this am we have mostly overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


Unsettled weather this morning before a weak front arrives later in the day in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 800 meters than drop back down to the surface tonight. We can expect periods of light snow once the front arrives in the area.  A stronger frontal system is due for tomorrow with light-moderate precipitation and strong winds. A weaker front is forecasted for Friday into early Saturday before a weak dirty ridge builds for Sunday. More warm stormy weather can be expected sometime Monday.
Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Thursday morning, 15-20 cm by Friday morning, trace-2 cm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image for this am.

    Wednesday looking dull and colder.

    Front heading our way today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Looking like some snow for Thursday.


    Nice snow Tuesday.

    More snow on the way, always pay attention to the signs.

    Thick valley cloud and upper clouds.

    Hector the Avalanche Rescue Dog.

    More rime from the last front.

    Sz 1-1.5 slab avalanches from control work on Tuesday..

     Lots of shooting cracks with small storm slab activity (sz .5-1) running on crust.                Photo from Toby Salin 

    Just before noon on Tuesday. Clear in Georgia Strait.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

Avalanche Canada recent MIN Report:

Duffy Lake


An avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Mount McDermott: Elk Valley, B.C.

Skier rescued after being swept 200 meters in Mt Seymour avalanche: North Vancouver

Good luck & planning helped rescue skier from avalanche in White Pass, B.C.: CBC News

A Large avalanche cuts off the road to Bonneval-sur-Arc: France

Snow, avalanche risks strand 13,000 tourists in Zermatt: Switzerland

Windslab Fundamentals: NWAC Blog

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