14 Feb 2018

February 14, 2018


    Locally, no new avalanche activity to report.

    Cornice drops have been creating some significant results.

    Happy Valentines day!!


    A grey morning.

    Still making snow at the bottom.

    Looking Northeast Tuesday morning.

    Some breaks.

    A brief patch of blue to the West.

    Lenticular clouds in the afternoon off to the West.

    Snow conditions are still good in the alpine.

    Tuesday afternoon!

    Tuesday afternoon, front is creeping down the coast.

Weather Observations for February 14, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -9, Winds were 10-25 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -8, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNW--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -7, 11 cm of new, 11 cm in 24 hrs  Base 288 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.9, 5.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


The cold front has exited with some unsettled weather this morning in its wake. A northwesterly flow aloft and some weak ridging will bring mostly sunny skies by the afternoon, with the FL rising to around 1000 meters.  An upper short wave trough will arrive on Thursday afternoon into Friday with some light snowfall. A more vigorous frontal band arrives Friday night into Saturday with a bit more snow. A cold upper trough arrives Sunday morning before Northerly flow aloft brings back sunny weather for Sunday afternoon, Monday and Tuesday.
Guesstimates:Trace-2 cm by Thursday morning, 4-8 cm by Friday morning, 4-8 cm by Saturday morning, 10-20 cm by Sunday morning (on the high side but possible)

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Warm High with some arctic air added. 

    Possible flurries this am with a drying trend.

    High will bring mostly sunny skies.

    Fronts on the coast.

    Unsettled Thursday morning.

    Light snowfall Thursday night.


    A quiet morning on Tuesday, where did everyone go?

    Usually a good idea to read the signs.

    Hitting one of these is not usually good for you!! Hard to see with the new snow!!

                       Important information.

    Pre frontal clouds Tuesday afternoon.

    Clouds got thicker to the South as the day proceeded.

    Yesterday at 13:00 Hrs, more snow for central B.C.

    Standing on cornices may not be the smart thing to do.                                              Toby Salin Pic


Snowmobiler perishes in avalanche near Whistler from Trauma, There were some inaccurate reports:  Unofficial Networks

Road workers clear snow from 30 avalanches in West Fjords: Iceland

Innovative Research Program: Colorado

Scott E1 Electric Airbag: Backcountry Skiing Blog

Hopes fade for missing hiker as death toll rises on mountain: Scotland

Hwy 16 between Rupert & Terrace closed again: Avalanche Danger

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