23 Dec 2018

December 23, 2018


    Overcast Saturday morning.

    Saturday morning lull in the flurries.

    Air time on Mid Way Rock, Ruby Bowl.

    Snowing in the afternoon, 5 cm recorded yesterday from 06:00 hrs to 14:00 Hrs.

    Snowing in the valley Saturday afternoon.

    Big picture yesterday afternoon.

Weather Observations for December 23, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -7, Winds were 55-75 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -6, Winds were 50-70 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -5, Winds were 20-40 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters       -4, Winds were 10-30 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters       -3, 19 cm of new, 24 cm in 24 hrs, Base 226 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -4, 19 cm of new, 24 cm in 24 hrs, Base 177 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -2.3, 6.5 mm of precip recorded yest


Cloudy skies for today with post frontal flurries in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL is just below surface and may come up to surface later this morning but dropping back down tonight.  An upper ridge will bring unsettled weather for Monday morning becoming clearer and colder as the day progresses in a Northerly flow aloft. Mostly sunny skies for X-Mas day with some cloud development later in the day as a weak frontal band pushes through for Wednesday. The ridge rebuilds for Thursday into Friday. More snow coming for next Saturday. Guesstimates: 10-15 cm by Monday morning. 4-8 cm by Thursday morning.

Maximum Gust last night at 2240 meters was 121.60 KPH.
Awesome turns to be had today in sheltered alpine areas and below tree line.

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

    GOES IR Image this am.

    Low will bring cloudy skies and flurries.

    Colder air from the North. Surface High pushing in.

    High pressure for Tuesday with cooler temps. Low will send cloud our way in the afternoon.

    Weak frontal band from the Low to the North. Seasonable temperatures.


    A snowmobiler has died in an avalanche in the Horse Creek Area , Wyoming. Article below.

    Locally no new avalanche activity to report.

   Fracture line on the path known as Halifax ,


    Tree bombs on the ground after all the wind.

    Avalanche Rescue Dog Training.

   Santa was cruising the town centre on Saturday.

   Snowing at 660 meters just before dusk..

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Rohr: Dec 22, 2018

Lesser Steele & Hippo Peak: Dec 22, 2018


Fatal avalanche reported in Horse Creek: Wyoming

Another article on the Horse Creek Avalanche Fatality: Wyoming

Extreme avalanche danger in 2018 vs 1999--What are the main differences: WePowder

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