15 Feb 2018

February 15. 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche kills skier at Gavarnie-Gedre in France. Information in article section. Net Pic

    Locally, some touchy isolated soft slabs Sz 1. AC produced Sz 1.5-2 Xc, Xa, Xe.

    Cornice shift in Scotland.                                                                         walkhighland.co.uk pic



    YESTERDAY:

    Looking into the Squamish Valley early Wednesday morning.

    Tantalus Lookout early Wednesday morning.

    Cloud eventually burned off.

    Awesome Valentines Day.

    Howe Sound.

    Whistler Mountain West Bowl.

    Blackcomb Bowl                                                                                                   Greg Dixon Pic


    Days end.

    Some colour at sunset.


    Wednesday afternoon.

    Big picture on Wednesday.



Weather Observations for February 15, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -13, Winds were 10-20 KPH NNW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters   -11, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE  --Roundhouse
1660 meters   -12, 0 cm of new, trace in 24 hrs  Base 287 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.3, 1.9 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 hrs this am we have high overcast and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

High thin cloud this morning with increasing cloud cover by this afternoon in a Northwesterly flow aloft. The FL will remain near surface and light snow can be expected by this afternoon. The front will slowly move through on Friday with a slightly stronger frontal band on Saturday. The high will likely build on Sunday into Monday with mostly sunny skies.
Guesstimates: 4-8 cm by Friday morning, 8-12 cm by Saturday morning, 15-25 cm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image this am.

    Low, High, and Arctic front still in the mix.

    Clear this am with clouds on the way.

    Light snow by this afternoon.


    Fronts on the coast.

    A bit warmer tomorrow , freezing level could go up to 1200 meters.

    Break before a more vigorous front arrives Friday night into Saturday.

    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Porteau Cove.

    Snowed down to the ocean early Wednesday morning.


    Snow on the Apron.

    Great snow conditions on WB.

    Some clouds around yesterday afternoon.

    Mountain Biking on Alta Lake.

    Dry snow to the valley.

    Alpin glow Wednesday evening.

    Sunset was at 17:27 Hours.


From South Coast Touring:



Grant Baldwin
Yesterday
North aspect on North shore poppin this morning. Propagated 60m wide


ARTICLES:

Avalanche kills on piste skier in the Hautes-Pyrenees: France

Avalanche warning in Colorado: Vail

Snowboarder rescued after avalanche in Bansko: Romania

Avalanche Start Zone-You might be in harms way and not even know it: Mountain Sledder

Safety Minister urges B.C. backcountry users to make safety a top priority: Victoria

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