22 Feb 2018

February 22, 2018


    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed yesterday.


    Gray day, early Wednesday morning.

    Light snow in the morning, flurries most of the day. 2 cm recorded at 14:00 Hrs at 1650 Meters.

    Overcast but decent light in the morning.

    Snow conditions are very good.

    Sun was very close to being out in the afternoon.

    Some better visibility as the day progressed.

    Later in the day.

    Just before sunset, which was at 17:39 Hrs. We are gaining 4 minutes of day light per day now.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.

Weather Observations for February 22, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -19, Winds were 55-65 KPH NNW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters   -17, Winds were 10-15 KPH NNW --Roundhouse
1660 meters   -15, 1 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs  Base 292 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters   -15, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -4.7, 0.3 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


A weak short wave upper ridge will bring mostly sunny skies for today in a Northerly flow aloft. A shortwave trough will push through on Friday with slightly warmer temperatures and light snow fall during the day. Saturday is looking unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud, slightly warmer but FL just above surface. An impulse of snow is expected for Saturday night, could be good powder skiing on Sunday. Cool Northwest flow aloft net week will bring light snow fall to the area Sunday thru Wednesday.
Guesstimates: 0 cm by Friday morning, 10-15 cm by Saturday morning, 10-20 cm by Sunday morning, 2-6 cm by Monday morning, 4-8 cm by Tuesday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

    High and Arctic front will bring a clear cold day.

    Clear and sunny.

    Sunny all day.

    Fronts on the coast.

    Cloudy and light snow for Friday.

    Snow easing on Friday evening.


    Interesting way to play X & O's.

    Snow making on the glacier again????

    Horstman Creek

    Some good visibility later in the day.

    Maximum temperature at Nester's yesterday was -4.7 Deg C.

    As it was clearing just before sunset.


More info on the avalanche that killed a snowmobiler in Sheep Creek: Idaho

Two snowboarders rescued in avalanche near Teluride rescued by fellow riders: Colorado

Update on the Schuylkill Ridge Avalanche: Colorado

Backcountry Recreation: Making safety the Priority: British Columbia

Beers with your Forecaster: Montana

Wind packing of Snow in Antarctica: Cyrosphere

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