30 Dec 2018

December 30, 2018


    09:15 Hrs Saturday Morning, -0.3 Deg C. 45-70 KPH.

    Raining in the valley.

    No one up on Blackcomb early Saturday morning.

    Magic was the only lift open early Saturday on Blackcomb. Very strong winds.

    A break around noon.

    Snow eased off in the early afternoon.

    Some breaks in the afternoon. Drying out.

    Most of the moisture went South on Saturday.

Weather Observations for December 30, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -10, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -9, Winds were 15-25 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -9, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters       -7, Winds were  10-20 KPH SW?--Round House
1650 meters       -8, 1 cm of new, 9 cm in 24 hrs, Base 205 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -7, trace of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs, Base 144 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.8, 18.7 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have clear skies, unlimited visibility, and valley fog to the North.


Remnants of an upper level trough pushing through this am with unsettled weather in a Northwest flow aloft. Ideal conditions for valley fog. An upper level ridge will begin to build with dry conditions and sunny skies by this afternoon. Unsettled for Monday with a mix of sun and cloud. Mostly cloudy for Tuesday with another frontal band arriving Tuesday night/Wednesday with light/moderate precip. A series of frontal bands will push through into next weekend. No precipitation expected until Wednesday.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Ridge builds into the area today with colder temps.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High pressure for Monday with cold temps.

     Low to the North will send cloud our way for Tuesday.

    Frontal band for Wednesday. FL could go up to 1200 meters Wednesday night.


    An avalanche has killed two gold miners in the Khabarovsk Region, Russia. Article below. Net Pic

    SH Layer down 25-35. Hurley Pass 1900-1600m very touchy.                                    Al Collis Pic

                                                                                                                                           Al Collis Pic

                                                                                                                                  Al Collis Pic

    Locally, AC yesterday produced mostly Sz 1-2 with Xe, Sr, Sc. 1 Sz 3 Xy on Flute Shoulder.


    Snow line in the afternoon.

    Nester's Weather Station, rain saturated snow, 18.7 mm recorded yesterday. Max Temp +4.8

    Wet snow in the valley good for snowman making!!

    Upper lifts closed later in the day.

    Saturday afternoon.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Oboe East trees: Dec 28, 2018


Two dead, nine rescued in avalanche in Russia's far East: Khabarovsk

Pomerelle ski patrol remind people about avalanche safety: Idaho

Update on the 40 minute burial in France: Gripped

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