27 Jan 2019

January 27, 2019


    Below the stratus layer on Saturday morning.

    Just above the layer, high overcast yesterday morning.

    Persistent layer for the past few days.

    Brightened up in the afternoon.

   Saturday afternoon.

    Just before sunset.

    Saturday afternoon.

Weather Observations for January 27, 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -1, Winds were 10-15 KPH NNW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      0, Winds were 15-25 KPH W--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      0, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters    +2, Winds were 10-20 KPH WSW--Round House
1650 meters      0, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 245 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters    +2, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 175 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


The ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern in a Northwesterly flow aloft. Mostly sunny today with the FL dropping to surface by tonight as some colder air from the arctic front pushes in from the East. A similar scenario for Monday with some cloud development in the am. More unsettled weather for Tuesday and Wednesday. Weak frontal band forecasted to reach the coast by Wednesday night with a more vigorous Pacific front arriving Thursday night.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    High and Arctic Front influencing our zone.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Cold air from the arctic front infiltrates our zone.

    High still the main influence.

    Low to the North, high to the South.


    An avalanche in Labrador has killed a snowmobiler, Article below.                                 Net Pic

    Snowmobiler recovered from an avalanche in the La Sal Mountains, Utah. Article below. Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed a snowmobiler on Fog Mountain, Idaho. Article below.                 Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed a snowmobiler in the Palasaides area of Idaho.       Bradley Boner Image

    Pinwheeling yesterday.

    Dry loose slough below tree line.

    Locally, a few wet loose Na Sz 1. Pinwheeling on steep solar terrain.


    From the top of Rainbow Mountain.

    Variable surfaces yesterday.

    Moist powder.

    Pinwheeling in the moist powder.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Vantage: Jan 26, 2019

Cayoosh Pass: Jan 26, 2019


A snowmobiler has been killed in an avalanche near Nain: Labrador

Body of snowmobiler recovered after avalanche in La Sal Mountains: Utah

Man killed in Eastern Idaho avalanche: Fog Mountain

Man dies in Palasaides avalanche: Idaho

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