13 Jan 2018

January 13, 2018


    An avalanche in Idaho has killed a snowmobiler. Story in article section.                            Net Pic

    No new avalanche activity observed locally yesterday.


    Overcast for much of the day with variable visibilty.

    Snowmaking pumping it out Fridy morning.

    Creeks are very open.

    Snowing at 17:00 hrs.

Weather Observations for January 13, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -3, Winds were 25-30 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 10-25 KPH S--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -1, 7 cm of new, 9 cm in 24 hrs  Base 190 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -5.2, 4.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overvast skies and unlimited visibility.


A weak warm front will bring rising freezing levels and light precipitation in a Southwest flow aloft.
The freezing level could spike to 3000+ meters by tonight. Ridging will bring unsettled weather for tonight into Sunday morning. Sunny weather is forecasted for Sunday afternoon with high temperatures expected in the alpine.  Clouds will move into the area Monday morning, with a parade of frontal bands expected Monday afternoon into Friday.
Guesstimates: trace-2 cm by Sunday morning, 0 cm by Monday morning, 8-12 cm by Tuesday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

    Saturday morning. High to the South will eventually bring warmer tempertures.

    Saturday morning.

    Saturday late in the day.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High for Sunday.

    Sunday afternoon.


    Ice formations in the creeks.

    2 cm recorded from 06:00 Hrs to 14:00 Hrs at 1650 meters on Friday.

    Pig Alley weather plot Friday afternoon.

      Recent profile with the January and December crusts.

    Inside a Stevenson Screen.

    3 cm by 15:00 Hrs.

    Friday afternoon.

    Most of the moisture went North yesterday.

    Big Picture Friday afternoon.

From South Coast Touring:

Bram Whillock
January 12 at 7:05pm
Skiied out to cowboy ridge today with a few friends. Major ping pong ball weather. Snowing s-1 to S1 most of the day. Weird temps... very moist and warm, but snowing all the way to village. Recorded +0.3 at 1500m. Fun skiing though! Creamy coastal pow. Much of the apostles is pretty shralped out!


An avalanche has killed a snowmobiler near Reas Peak in the Centennial Range: Idaho

Backcountry skiers warned to avoid Rockies due to severe avalanche warning: CBC News

High Avalanche Hazard issued in : Montana

High Avalanche Hazard and the Fine Art of a Courageous Retreat: Mountain Sledder

Air mass battle gives nasty, messy weather to B.C.: Weather Network

Army blasts through snow during winter: Rogers Pass

Avalanche warnings issued as snow-pack primed for Human Triggering: Avalanche Canada

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