13 Feb 2018

February 13, 2018


       AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    A cornice collapse has killed a snowmobiler near Mount Callaghan. Story below. Toby Salin Pic

    Wet loose avalanche from Sunday.

    Sz 3.5 Na Cambria Icefield--Run called Apocalypse-1000 meters.                         Andre Ike Pic


    Locally, some Sz 1 Sa. Sz 1 Na loose wet.


    YESTERDAY:

    Blue bird with cold temperatures yesterday.

    Another great day in the Coast Range.                                                                    Greg Dixon Pic


    Looking up Green Lake.

    Awesome in the alpine. At 2240 meters yesterday the temp went from -10 at 06:00 to 0 at 15:30.

    Thin cirrus cloud to the South. We had an inversion yesterday.

    Great snow on the Horstman Glacier.

    Snow conditions in the valley are great where they are making snow!!

    Clouds moved in from the Northwest at dusk yesterday.

    Sunset was at 17:24, some nice colour.                                                              Debbie Lloyd Pic



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

2180 meters     -4, Winds were 25-50 KPH S   --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -2, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -6, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 280 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -1.0, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


FORECAST:

Unsettled today before a cold front pushes through tonight. The upper flow this morning is West-Southwest with the upper level trough arriving. The FL could go as high as a 1000 meters.
Lingering showers early Wednesday morning before the high rebounds with a Northerly flow for Wednesday afternoon. Thursday is looking mostly cloudy as a weak frontal band pushes through.
Friday and Saturday will see snow and the FL hovering in the 800-1400 meter range. A cold upper trough is forecasted for Sunday.
Guesstimates: 10-15 cm by Wednesday morning, 1-2 cm by Thursday morning, 5-10 cm by Friday morning, 8-12 cm by Saturday morning

   GOES IR image this am. Trough pushing in from the North.

    Tuesday morning.


    Overcast this am.


    Cold front this afternoon.


    Front moving down the coast.

    Sunny tomorrow afternoon.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Cornices on Decker are looking big, should be avoided.                                  Bridget Mcclarty Pic

    It will take some significant snowfall to cover up some of the old debris.

    Still working on getting the Horstman T Bar open.


    Mouth of the Fitzsimmons Creek.

    Looking Northeast Monday afternoon.


Recent Avalanche Canada MIN report:

Gin Peak & Rainbow Lake



From South Coast Touring:

Youliana Tichelova
February 12 at 8:18pm
Beautiful views and glazed conditions in the Baker backcountry. Crampons were used most of the time in the alpine. Many glide cracks, so keep that in mind if you're in the area in a warmer weather. We came across a slide that scraped down the whole season's snowpack.

    Mt Baker Area                                                                                             Youliana Tichelova Pic

 

ARTICLES:

Snowmobiler dead after a cornice collapse near Whistler: Mount Callaghan

South Coast could be hit with blast of snow Tuesday: CTV News

Parks Canada Avalanche Bulletin: February 12, 2018

Scottish avalanche figure surpasses last seasons: SAIS

Avalanche warning in Kashmir Districts: SASE

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