24 Jan 2018

January 24, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a snowmobiler on Bjelasica, Montenegro. Story in articles.    Net pic

    An avalanche in Kyrgyzstan has killed a man while gathering firewood.  Story below        Net Pic

    Locally, Sz 1-1.5 Xe Sc soft slabs.


    YESTERDAY:

    One way of getting up!!

    Snowing hard in the morning.

                  Dry snow in the morning.


    Snowing right to the valley.

    Telemarker on Dakine.

    Looking into the valley days end.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    Big Picture on Wednesday.

Weather Observations for January 24, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -5, Winds were 55-80 KPH SE  --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -4, Winds were 15-40 KPH ESE--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -3, 6 cm of new, 16 cm in 24 hrs  Base 275 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +0.5, 3.4 mm of precip recorded yest

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



FORECAST:

A weak trough will bring periodic light snow to the area today, with an impulse of moderate snow tonight in a Southerly flow aloft. The freezing level is forecasted to rise to 1000 meters, but unlikely.  Ground hog day for Thursday with light snow fall, an impulse of moderate snowfall on Thursday night with the FL in the valley. Friday at this time is also looking overcast with periods of light snowfall with the FL too the valley. A change for Saturday as a warm front begins to approach with light snow and the FL rising to 1000 meters. By Sunday the warm front will bring Moderate/heavy precipitation and the Fl may rise as high as 1800 meters. Monday is looking stormy as well.

Guesstimates: 15-25 cm by Thursday morning, 10-15 cm by Friday morning, 5-10 cm by Saturday morning, 10-15 cm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image, most of the moisture is South of us now, Southerly flow will change that.


    Slightly cooler then forecasted.

    More snow!

    Cold front on the coast.

    Nice snow to the valley.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Snowing periodically all day.

    After this next carousel of fronts it will be getting serious!!!

    Yes, we have snow!!

    Nice skiing in the alpine.

    Lots of wind effected snow.

    Two meters at the Crystal Hut.

                            Strong winds and snowing!! 80-110 KPH at 2185 Meters all day.

    Anothe nice day of powder skiing.

                      Yes,  there were some good sized avalanches in this past storm. WMSP Pic

    Snow was light and dry in the morning, 10 cm recorded from 06:00 to 14:00 hrs at 1650 M.


Recent Avalanche Canada MIN reports:

Rohr Ridge

Encore Trees


ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed a snowmobiler on Bjelasica: Montenrgro

An avalanche kills a man collecting firewood in Issyk-Ku: Kyrgyzstan

Heavy snow buries the global elite at Davos Summit: Switzerland

150 evacuted in Italy after Avalanche: Langtauferer Hotel

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