26 Jan 2019

January 26, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Early in the am.

    Looking West Friday morning.

   Looking Southwest

    Unsettled for most of the day.

    Reverse loading.

    Stratus layer eventually dissipated.

    Friday afternoon.

    Friday Sunset                                                                                                                    J Budd Pic

Weather Observations for January 26, 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +1, Winds were 10-20 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    +3, Winds were 20-30 KPH NW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    +4, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters    +5, Winds were 10-15 KPH WNW--Round House
1650 meters      0, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 248 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters    +1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 180 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +3.0, 0.2 mm of precip recorded yest

Arctic front will bring cooler air to the region today, should see the FL begin to descend this am.

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have scattered cloud, unlimited visibility with a stratus layer in valley.


FORECAST:

The upper level ridge continues to bring unsettled weather for today in a Northwesterly flow aloft.
A mix of sun and cloud today with the FL spiking at around 3500 meters. The FL will begin to descend with the arctic front pushing some cold air into the area. Should see the FL back down to surface by Sunday night. The pattern continues into Wednesday with a possible shift Thursday/Friday.

    GOES IR Image this am.


    Very warm high pressure.








    Fronts along the coast.


    Arctic front pushing Southwest. FL should drop to valley by Sunday night.







     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Avalanche kills 1, injures another in the Tabacco Root Mountains, Montana. Article below. Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed a climber in the Zakarpattia Region in the Ukraine. Article below.

    Locally just  a few small point releases on solar aspects.

    No new avalanche activity reported within ski area boundary. Some wet lose point releases.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Winters snow pack.

    Many tracks on reverse loaded slopes.

    Rating on Friday.

    Cotton ball clouds.

    Deck Cornice



From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Joffre Lakes: Jan 24, 2019

Blackcomb: Jan 23, 2019

Blackcomb Backcountry: Jan 25, 2019




ARTICLES:

Avalanche kills 1, injures another in Tabacco Root Mountains: Montana

An avalanche has killed a climber in Zakarpattia: Ukraine

Snowmobiler buried in Southeast Utah: La Sal Mountains

Avalanche statistics from Colorado: CAIC

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