26 Dec 2018

December 26, 2018


    Early Tuesday morning.

    Nice colours in the am.

    An awesome X-Mas morning.

    Triconi Peak

    Nice light later in the day.

    Frontal band pushed in quickly Tuesday afternoon.

    Black Tusk
    Later in the afternoon.

    Tuesday afternoon.

Weather Observations for December 26, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -9, Winds were 30-50 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -8, Winds were 40-50 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -7, Winds were 10-15 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters       -7, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters       -7, 2 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs, Base 210 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -7, 1 cm of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 151 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -1.6, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 08:00 Hrs we have overcast skies,limited visibility and snowing lightly.


A weak upper level through will bring light precipitation this am in a Southwest flow aloft . The FL will remain below surface, showers will ease to flurries by this afternoon. A weak surface ridge will begin to build later tonight into Thursday with mostly sunny skies. Another weak trough pushes in for Friday with cloudy skies, light precipitation, and a warmer air mass. This continues into Saturday until a more vigorous frontal band arrives Saturday night with moderate precipitation and a spike in the FL. Ridge rebuilds for Sunday. Guesstimates: 2-6 cm by Thursday morning, 4-8 cm  by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Weak upper level trough with cold temps.

   Fronts along the coast.

    Weak surface high for Thursday with cold temps.

        Warmer on Friday.


    An avalanche in Uzbekistan has killed 3 skiers. Article below.                                         Net Pic

    Skier triggered avalanche injures a man in Spacewalk Couloir, Jackson Hole. Article below. Net Pic

    A German snowboarder has been killed in an avalanche in Austria: Article below.       Net Pic

    Locally some sluffing on sun exposed slopes. AC produced a few Sz 1 ssl Xe, Xt, Xc.


    Yes we have had a lot of snow.

    Surface Hoar liking the clear skies and cold temps.

    Cornices are large.

   Awesome Tuesday afternoon.

    Lots of rime.

   Big picture yesterday.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Central Duffey: Dec 24, 2018

West Duffey: Dec 23, 2018

Spearhead: Dec 24, 2018


An avalanche has killed 3 skiers in Beldersay area: Uzbekistan

A German snowboarder has been killed in an avalanche, four involvements: Austria

Level 4 avalanche danger : Western Austria

Skier triggered avalanche injures man in Space walk Couloir: Jackson Hole

Avalanche centre's to remain open during: Govt Shut Down

No comments:

Post a Comment