2 Feb 2018

February 2, 2018


   An avalanche on Chitral mountain pass has killed a worker and his son, Story below.    Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed a person in Raghistan, Afghanistan. Story below.                      Net Pic

     Locally, AC produced some Sz 1-1.5 Xe. Some cornice drops(Xc) produced up tp Sz 2.


    Moist marine layer pushing into Howe Sound Thursday morning.

    Brandywine Falls.

    Callaghan Creek.

    Way to go ladies, lookin good!!!

    Sun was just above the cloud layer.

    You try right, I will try left.

        We have a lot of snow!!!

    Overcast for most of the day.

    Snow conditions improved as the day progressed.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture on Thursday.

Weather Observations for February 2, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -3, Winds were 50-65 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 10-35 KPH SE--Roundhouse
1660 meters    +1, 2 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs  Base 303 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters      0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.9, 2.7  mm of precip recorded yest


A wet mild pattern is developing for the next few days in a strong Westerly flow aloft. A warm front will push through today with the freezing level rising to 1800 meters. We an expect overcast skies with low and mid layer cloud, moderate/strong winds in the alpine, and light, with periods of moderate precipitation. Saturday will see less precipitation with the FL rising to 1600 meters.  Sunday is looking similar with the FL rising to 1700 meters. There is a chance we may get some  unsettled weather for Monday then back to the same warm moist pattern.
Guesstimates: 8-14 cm by Saturday morning, 4-6 cm by Sunday morning, 8-12 cm by Monday morning.

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

    GOES IR image from this am.

    The high to the south will bring in some warm temperatures.


    Warming up today.

    Fronts on the coast.

    More of the same for Saturday.


    Cornices continue to grow.

    Yest, Pig Alley received a trace of new from 06:00 to 14:00 hrs, Catskinner 2 cm. Base 240 cm.

    Rime development in the past 3 days.

    Always pay attention to the signs.

    Most avalanche paths in the Sea to Sky Corridor have debris in them form the last storm cycle.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Blackcomb Backcountry-Chuting

Fitzsimmons Range

Marriot Basin


Logan Peak Avalanche: Utah

Sanora Avalanche: Greg Weaver

Avalanche Control: Switzerland

Natural Avalanches in: Montana


Man & Son killed by an avalanche near Lowari Top, Chitral: Pakistan

One person killed in an avalanche in Raghistan District: Afghanistan

Alberta Man escapes avalanche disaster: Avalanche Canada

Danger rating reduced as snow pack stabilises: Europe

Heavy snowfall keeps WB Teams Busy: Pique

Second season for Avalanche Beacon Training at RMNP: Colorado

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