10 Feb 2018

February 10, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Avalanche near Revelstoke shuts down the Trans Canada Highway. Story below.                Net Pic

    Falling cornice kills a ski tourer on Etale Massif in France. Story in article section.     Net Pic

    Evidence of old crown line.

    Some sluffing yesterday on steeper terrain.



    YESTERDAY:

    Early Friday morning.

    Another awesome day in the mountains.

    Multiple stratus cloud layers.

    Looking North.

    Some great light Friday.

    On the way to Husume.

    Nice turns in Husume Couloir.


    Sun Dog.

    Cloudier near the end of the day, which dissipated with clear skies overnight.


    Friday afternoon.

    Big picture Friday.


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

2180 meters   -10, Winds were 15-35 KPH NNW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -7, Winds were   5-15 KPH NE   --Roundhouse
1660 meters   -10, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 283 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -0.5, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

Upper level ridge will bring clear skies for most of the day in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL could rise to a high of 1000 meters with daytime heating, but drop to surface again tonight. The weak trough that was looking like it would push through for Sunday morning is not going to, with the ridge building Sunday as well. Ground hog day on Monday, sunny skies and winter like temperatures. A weak trough is expected to move in on Tuesday/Wednesday with warmer temperatures and unsettled conditions.


    GOES IR image this am.



    Arctic front and warm high will dominate for a few days.

    Sunny today, chance of some cloud development later today.

    High pushes back a bit.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Arctic Ridge pushes back.


   OBSERVATIONS & INFORMATION:

    Rimed surface at 2240 meters.

    White Tusk.

    Advection.

    Some aspects were wind affected.

    Nice snow in Husume.

    Sundog                                                                                                      Robin Cruickshank Image

    Yesterday afternoon.


Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

Decker



ARTICLES:

Falling Cornice kills ski tourer on Etale Massif near La Clusaz: France.

Avalanche shuts down the Trans Canada Highway: Near Revelstoke

Avalanche footage of control work on the Trans Canada Highway: Revelstoke

Hwy 1 reopens after day-long closure due to avalanche risk: CTV news

Avalanche Risk rising across the country: Iceland

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