25 Jan 2019

January 25, 2019


   YESTERDAY:

    Early Thursday morning.

    Awesome colours at sunrise.

    Some scattered high cloud in the am.

    Stratus layer in the valley.

    Cloudier by noon.

    Stratus layer dissipated by late afternoon.

    Just before sunset.

    Great sunset Thursday evening.

    Image from Thursday afternoon, high cloud in the area most of the afternoon.


Weather Observations for January 25, 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were   5-10 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     -5, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 258 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 184 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.5, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have a Stratus layer above the valley, high scattered cloud in alpine.



FORECAST:

The upper level ridge sitting offshore will bring unsettled weather for today in a North/Northwest flow aloft. The FL will likely reach 2000+ meters today with day time warming , dropping back to near surface tonight. No precipitation expected in the foreseeable future. A mix of sun and cloud again today and Saturday, Sunday is looking mostly sunny. Unsettled pattern may continue into early February.


    GOES IR image from this am, cloud spilling in from the North.


    High is looking very warm,





    Fronts along the coast.


     Very warm on Saturday.







        Arctic Front pushing South, slightly cooler temps.

    Cooler on Monday.

    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a French Tourist at the Lotte Arai Resort in Japan. Article below. Net Pic

    An avalanche outside the Boundary of RMR partially buried two people. Article below.     Net Pic

             Steep Creek Chutes, Jan 23, 2019. Check out MIN report below. Ali MacKellar Pic

    Ski cut Sz .5 loose dry Thursday morning.

    Solar activity from Wednesday, Iceberg Lake area on Rainbow.

    Dry loose point releases Thursday evening.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    High scattered cloud Thursday morning.

    Fresh Cord.

    Effects of the North winds.

    Slough over the cliff from skiing the low feeder.

    Thursday.

    Mount Fee.

    Low level cloud moved in quickly.



    Weak high pressure yesterday with a lot of cloud from the Northern Low.


Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Steep Creek: Jan 23, 2019




Video Friday:

Avalanche Footage: Utah

Artillery Cannon: Russia

Snowboarder goes for a: Ride


ARTICLES:

French tourist killed in an avalanche in Japan Ski Resort: Lotte Arai Resort

Leh avalanche toll rises to 8, two still missing: Northern India

Skiers rescued after avalanche in Revevelstoke Mountain Resort Backcountry: Mountaineer

Skier rescued alive after being buried 3 meters deep: Recco

Avalanches and the third degree: Pistehors.com

WB sounds alarm on after hours travel on Mountains: Pique

No injuries after Claremont Home wolloped by an avalanche: New Hampshire

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