23 Jan 2019

January 23, 2019


    Early Tuesday morning.

    Overcast yesterday morning with a strong Trowal, freezing rain from 2240 meters down to 1700

    Goggles and clothing coated in freezing rain.

    Nice turns below 1800 meters.

    Top of Lower Gear Jammer.

    Snowing hard last night, 18.7 mm of precip recorded before Midnight at 660 meters.

Weather Observations for January 23, 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -6, Winds were 15-30 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -4, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -4, Winds were   5-10 KPH NE--Round House
1650 meters     -4, 21 cm of new, 21 cm in 24 hrs, Base 265 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -2, 21 cm of new, 22 cm in 24 hrs, Base 194 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.0, 18.7 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am under a bright moon we have scatterd cloud and unlimited visibility.


A trailing upper trough will bring unsettled weather this morning in a Northwest Flow aloft. Possible isolated flurries this am, but unlikely as a weak upper ridge begins to build this morning. The FL might go as high as 1500 meters today with day time warming. Unsettled into the weekend with periods of sun and cloud. Will likely see warm temperatures Saturday and Sunday with the FL spiking to 3000 meters on Saturday. No precipitation expected for a while.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Ridge is building, unsettled weather for today, with lingering cloud.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High moves in!!

    Warmish on Friday, FL could reach 1600 meters.

    Warm high pressure for Saturday, Mostly sunny with rising FL.


    An avalanche has killed 2 people, 2 missing in Ramban, Kashmir. Article below.            Net Pic

    Locally, AC produced some soft slabs Sz 1 Xe, Sc.


    Thin brittle rain crust developed at 1900 meters yesterday morning.

    Rock holes are still large and plentiful.

    A lot of moisture in the air yesterday.

    Hanger- oner.

    Be careful in Outer Limits, easy to get cliffed out if you go to far skiers right.

    Pillows are getting huge.
    Flock of sparrows in CBC area yesterday.

    Snowing 2-3 cm an hour last night.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Black Tusk: Jan 21, 2019


Two persons killed, two missing as snow avalanche hits Ramban:Kashmir

Avalanche hits Jawahar Tunnel: Jammu-Srinigar

Man killed in avalanche near Markley Hut identified as Aspen Environmental Teacher: Colorado

Winterstoke Backcountry Festival in Whistler: Jan 22-27, 2019

Avalanche report released on slide that killed Longmount Man: Colorado

Arva launches mini beacon with maxi features: Pistehors.com

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