27 Dec 2018

December 27, 2018


    08:15 Hrs Wednesday morning, -7.6 Deg C.

    Quiet in the village early Wednesday morning. -6 deg C.

    Shannon Falls.

    Alien abduction.

    Looking down the Squamish valley.

    Drying trend on Wednesday afternoon.

    Brohm Lake in the afternoon.

    More snow coming Friday & Saturday.

    Wednesday afternoon.

Weather Observations for December 27, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -11, Winds were 15-25 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -9, Winds were 15-25 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -9, Winds were 15-20 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters       -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH SW?--Round House
1650 meters       -9, 1 cm of new, 7 cm in 24 hrs, Base 207 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -6, 1 cm of new, 6 cm in 24 hrs, Base 144 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.2, 2.4 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have some scattered high cloud and unlimited visibility.


A dirty upper level ridge will bring mostly sunny skies this morning with clouds in the afternoon in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL may rise slightly but hover near surface. A warm front will arrive on Friday and continue into Saturday with light/moderate precipitation in a Southwesterly flow aloft. A trailing cold front will push through on Saturday afternoon with strong winds, dissipating by Sunday with a flat upper level ridge building into our area. Dry and mostly cloudy Monday/Tuesday before more precipitation on Wednesday?, models are not being consistent.. Guesstimates: 0 cm by Friday morning, 4-8 cm by Saturday morning, 10-15 cm by Sunday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

    Upper level ridge with cold temperatures.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Warm front for Friday, FL rising to 1000 meters by Friday night..

    Cold front for Saturday afternoon, FL will begin to drop.

   Ridging again Sunday with colder temperatures.


    Update on the avalanche in Austria. Article below.                                                          Net Pic

    Locally a few very small Sz 1 soft slabs observed Sc on steep terrain.

    Even wet snow slides on these angles.

    With the very high tide (5.01 m) early Wednesday morning (09:47hrs) and snow--Tide Line. 

    Squamish Estuary. Pictures taken around noon.

    7 inches (17.78 cm) on top of the table from below image. 

   Cheakamus Canyon.

    Almost 10 inches (24.3 cm) of snow in the Cheakamus Canyon on the ground.

    Eagles are back in Squamish, waiting for the fish to return.

    Saw at least 20 eagles.

    Nester's weather station Wednesday evening,  2.4 mm of precip Dec 26, 2018.

                   Recent pit, NW aspect, 1880 meters.

   Big picture Wednesday afternoon.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports: 

Tenquille Lake: Dec 23, 2018


Update on the snowboarder killed in an avalanche in: Austria

Skier caught in Broken Branch Area avalanche: Jackson Hole

Boy survives 40 minute burial after avalanche in French Alps: La Plange

Mountain Snowpack update: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

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