7 Feb 2018

February 7, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a freerider on Mt Izraski Golets in Russia. Story in article section. Net Pic

    An avalanche in the Khibing Mtns in Russia has killed a snowboarded: Article below.  Net Pic

    Locally, cornice control depositing large debris in the bowls.

    YESTERDAY:

    Snow line came down to 1000 meters, Tuesday morning.

    Glimpse of Ipsoot yesterday morning.

      Some flurries started at around 10:00 Hrs.

    Variable visibility and snow conditions on Tuesday.

    Tuesday afternoon.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

Weather Observations for February 7, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -3, Winds were 55-65 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      0, Winds were 10-35 KPH SW   --Roundhouse
1660 meters    +1, 2 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs  Base 288 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.4, 1.5 mm of precip recorded yest


FORECAST:

A weak warm weather system will push through today in a Westerly flow aloft. We can expect overcast conditions with periods of light precipitation and the FL maxing out at around 1900 meters for today. A stronger cold front is expected later tonight into early Thursday with the FL dropping to surface by Thursday night as we get some clearing and cooler air. Friday at this time looks unsettled, with sunny skies forecasted for Saturday. Models are waffling on Sunday, more on early next week as we get closer.
Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Thursday morning above 1700 meters,  2-6 cm by Friday morning.


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

    GOES IR image this am. Most of the precip is North of our zone.

    High, Low, and Arctic front still mingling. Warm high will have the biggest influence.

    Wednesday morning.

    Later today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Thursday morning.



    OBSERVATIONS & INFORMATION:

    Valley layer was very thick and moist.

    Some thinner high cloud in the morning.

    Nice dry snow at the top 300 meters and nice spring snow on the bottom 300 meters yesterday..



    Avalanche dog in training!!


    Brushed by us, with some light snowfall. Image taken around 12:00 Hrs yesterday.


Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Sperahead Glacier

Sc Sz2 Cayoosh Mtn.


ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed a snowboarder in Khibing Mountains: Russia

An avalanche has killed a Freerider on Mount Izraski Golets in Kemerovo: Russia

An avalanche has killed a school boy in Danaurovka in Tatarstan: Russia

What caused Twin Mega avalanches in Tibet: Earth Observatory

Researchers tap into experience for mountain guides to develop avalanche decision tools: CTV News

Two avalanches descend on Kyrgyztans Roads: Closed

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