23 Jan 2018

January 23, 2018


    An avalanche has killed a mountaineer in the Tatras Mountains. Story below.                Net pic

    An avalanche has killed two ski tourers in Switzerland. Story in article section.                   Net Pic

    One person dead, 11 injured after a volcano starts an avalanche in a Japanese Ski Resort.  Net Pic

     Locally, Avalanche control produced mostly Sz 1.5-2.5 Xe, Xg, Xc, Xl. A few Sz 3's.


    Unsettled yesterday with periods of Blue.

    Tree skiing is getting good.

    Awesome conditions.

          Thigh deep snow on Monday.

    Periods of convective flurries yesterday.

    Sun settling below a ridge.

    Monday afternoon.

    Big picture on Monday.

Weather Observations for January 23, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -8, Winds were 75-100 KPH SE  --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -6, Winds were   20-40 KPH ESE--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -5, 5 cm of new, 9 cm in 24 hrs  Base 271 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.6, 3.9 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.


A warm front will pass through this am in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The freeziing level will rise and hover in the 1000 meter range by this afternoon then drop back down to around 800 meters by tonight. Will see some strong winds with this sysem as well.  A series of Pacific fonts will continue all week into the weekend. There is a good chance an atmospheric river event may ocur over the weekend but more on that as we get closer to that time line.  Wednesday will be relatively quiet with some light flurries with an impulse Wednesday night. A significant front is forecasted for Thursday evening with heavy snowfall.
Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Wednesday morning, 20-25 cm by Thursday morning, 15-30 cm by Friday morning, 5-10 cm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low will bring more snow today.

    Today's weather maker.

    Fronts along the coast.

    More snow for Wednesday. 


                      Whiplash Sz 3 Xe                                                    Sam Rosenberg Pic

2.5m crown line from avalanche bombing today on chainsaw ridge, size 3, ran all the way across the flats and into Jersey.

    4 cm recorded yesterday at 1650 meters, Base at 278 cm.

    Come out and support this worthy event.

    Debris in Blackcomb Bowl. Lots of debris in the alpine bowls, be cautious!!!!

Latest Avalanche Canada MIN Report: 

Wendy Thompson Hut Area


An avalanche has killed a mountaineer in Slovakia: Tatras Mountains

An avalanche has killed two ski tourers in Switzerland: St Stephan in Bern

One dead, 11 injured by an avalanche after a volcano erupts: Japan

Search Resumes at Mt Baker for missing snowboarder: Washinton State

Extreme Avalanche Danger in Europe. Mondy is a NO-Go: We Powder

Avalanche prompts Italian hotel to evacuate: Snow Blankets Alps

Thousands stranded in Austrian and Swiss Resorts: Heavy Snow

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