15 Jan 2018

January 15, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed two snowmobilers in Russia. Story in article section below.     Net Pic.

    An avalanche has killed a mountaineer in the Bucegi Mountains, Romania.  Story below.   Net Pic

    Locally, Sz 1-2.5 Na, Sc, Sa Xe. Skier accidental Sz 2.5 on the Duffy yesterday.

   YESTERDAY:

    Clear skies and low valley cloud Sunday morning.

    Just below the valley cloud Sunday morning.

    Looking North Sunday afternoon. +11 at 1860 meters--13:30 Hrs.

    Okanagan Connector.

    Just below the cloud layer.

    Fresh snow and blue skies at the summit on the connector.


Weather Observations for January 15, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     +2, Winds were 55-65 KPH ESE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     +6, Winds were 10-30 KPH SE   --Roundhouse
1660 meters     +3, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 184 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.7, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:30 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility with valley cloud.


FORECAST:

Unsettled weather this am with mild temperatures as the ridge slides to the East. Today we will see increasing cloud cover in a Southerly flow aloft. The freezing level will slowly drop to 1800 meters by tonight with light to moderate precipitation expected, by tomorrow morning it should be down to 1500 meters and continue to drop to 800 meters by Tuesday night. The weak occluded front tonight will be followed by an upper trough on Tuesday.  A deep upper low will bring stormy weather to our zone by Wednesday night and continue into Thursday. A parade of frontal bands will continue into next weekend.
Guesstimates: 4-8 cm by Tuesday morning at 1650 meters (FL Dependant), 12-18 cm by Wednesday morning, 20-35 cm by Thursday morning, 20-30 cm by Friday morning.


    GOES IR image this am.

    Still warm, Southerly flow for Monday.

    Weak cold front heading here for tomorrow morning.


    Fronts along the Coast.

    Tuesday the front pushes through with a break expected Tuesday night.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Inverted temperatures Sunday morning, at 09:30 at 1860 meters it was +7 Deg C.

   As of 09:00 Hrs Sunday am it was 0 Deg C in the valley.

    Okanagan Lake early Sunday morning.

    Fresh snow on the Okanagan Connector.

    Pinwheels on the connector.

    Not much snow in the Nicola Valley.

    Wet loose point releases.

    Avalanche & Rock Slide sheds along the Thompson River.

    Back into the Coastal Range.

    Lots of sheep out yesterday.

    Birds as well.

    Looking South down the Fraser River.

    Sunday afternoon.

    High went all the way up the coast.



ARTICLES:

Avalanche kills two snowmobilers in Khakassia: Russia

An avalanche has killed a mountaineer in the Bucegi Mountains: Romania

'Wet Slide' avalanche concludes wild week on Mount Washington: New Hampshire

'The Backcountry is never closed'--The Bookworms host two avalanche forecasters: Vail Daily

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