24 Jan 2019

January 24, 2019

   YESTERDAY:

    Wednesday morning, Luv is Powder & Sunshine!!!

    Awesome Morning.

    Snow was good to the valley.

    Birds eye view.

    Spanky's  Ladder was a busy place.

    No wind per say, some reverse loading with light Northerly wind but good snow on all aspects.

    Blue Bird as it gets.

    Cloudier in Squamish on Wednesday.

    West bowl at the end of the day.


Weather Observations for January 24, 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -5, Winds were 10-15 KPH W--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -4, Winds were 15-25 KPH WNW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -6, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 259 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -5, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 188 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.6, 8.7 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility. Lifting valley cloud.



FORECAST:

The upper level ridge will bring unsettled weather to our region until at least next Thursday. Some cloud around this am with a clearing trend in the afternoon in a Northwest flow aloft. We can expect warm sunny skies over the next few days with cloud spilling over the ridge at times. Also low level valley cloud will be present at times. Go buy some sunscreen and enjoy!!


    GOES IR image this am. Some cloud near by.


    High pressure with a FL of around 1400 meters.










    Fronts along the coast.


    Warm High with the FL reaching 1800 meters.



     Warm High dominates pattern, FL could reach 3400 meters.

    High pressure some clouds will spill in, FL drops back down to around 1600 meters.



     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Two hunters have been killed in an avalanche in Lolab Forest, Kashmir. Article below.  Net Pic

    Avalanche control Wed am produced Sz 1-1.5 soft slabs. A couple of Sz 2 on Whistler.

    Soft storm slabs Xe, Xc, Xt.

    There were some dry loose naturals (Na) as well.

    Soft slabs on some aspects.

    Sz 1 Na from yesterday Appa Glacier                                                                             Al Collis Pic

           Solar induced Sz 1 Ring mountain Area from yesterday afternoon.          Al Collis Pic

    Sz 1 wet loose in the Ring area our od steep rocky areas.                                             Al Collis Pic





    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Spin drift from North wind Wednesday morning.

    Cornice from north winds.

    People were certainly having a fun morning.

    Nice snow, nice light.

    Almost like being in Colorado!!

    Blackcomb Glacier.

    Glistening.

    Looking like good conditions for some surface hoar development before it warms up.

    Delivering a Fractured femur.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Wedge Creek: Jan 20, 2019

Blackcomb: Jan 23, 2019




ARTICLES:

Two Hunters have been killed in the Lolab Forest: Kashmir

Avalanches have killed 8 people in the U.S. in a month: Forbes

Buried skier 'on my death bed' saved by hot pink ski: Jackson Hole

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