1 Jan 2019

January 1, 2019




    YESTERDAY:

    Early Monday morning.

    Looking South in the am.

    A few high clouds in the morning.

    Monday morning.

    Some nice breaks in the am.

    Mount Garibaldi.

    Cloud layer became thicker later in the day.

    Much darker later in the afternoon.

    Monday afternoon.

Weather Observations for January 1, 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 20-25 KPH WSW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -3, Winds were 20-30 KPH W--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -1, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were   5-10 KPH WSW--Round House
1650 meters     -4, 1 cm of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 198 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -6, 1 cm of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 140 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -1.7, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

FORECAST:

Cloudy skies as a frontal band pushes through to the North, the ridge flattens and begins to shift
East in a Northwest flow aloft. The FL could top out at around 1000 meters today, the airmass has enough moisture for some flurries during the morning hours.  A warm front will begin to push through early Wednesady morning and intensify by Wedneday evening in a Southerly flow aloft. The FL is expected to reach 1200 meters with moderate /heavy precipitaation and strong winds. A cold front is expected for later on Thursday and will push through into Friday with the FL dropping back to surface by Friday night. Hopefully the FL will spike to about 1500 meters on Thursday afternoon. A split flow aloft will bring unsettled weather for Saturday. A ridge will build for Saturday/Sunday with some nice weather expected early next week. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Wednesday morning, 20-30 cm by Thursday morning, 40-60 cm by Friday morning, 15-20 cm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image this am.

    Low in the Alutiens sending clouds and a moist air mass our way.





    Fronts along the coast.


    Warming up with a Southwesterly flow.





    Low with warm temperatures for Thursday.

     Cooler on Friday. 850 MB chart represents 1500 meters approximatley.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, no new avalanches observed.

    Old surface activity  just at end of last storm.

    Manning Park Avalanche Dec 30, 2018. Check out MIN report below.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Much quieter at the Rutherford for snowmobiling than on Sunday.

    Good day in the mountains.

    Castle Towers.

    Some serious Stratugi.

    Exposed ice at the bottom of many glaciers still.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.



FROM AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORT:

Manning Park Avalanche: Dec 30, 2018

Northern Spearhead: Dec 30, 2018


FROM SOUTH COAST TOURING:

Reid Madiuk
2018-12-31 skied a few laps in the coral area behind cowboy ridge. Stability was quite good. Above 1800m is quite wind effected unless very sheltered. North facing slopes from 1650-1800m have 2-3mm SH present. Ski quality in north facing sheltered trees from 1850-1600m was very good.




ARTICLE:

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North Shore Rescue breaks record with 141 call-outs in 2018: North Vancouver

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