28 Jan 2019

January 28, 2019


   YESTERDAY:

    08:00 Hrs Sunday morning, -1 Deg C.

    Below the Stratus cloud Sunday morning.

    Getting above the layer.

    Some thin high cloud to the Southwest.

    Sunday afternoon.

    Status cloud along the coast.

    Descending back into the layer Sunday afternoon.

    Nester's weather station, 660 meters. High of +1.2 Deg c yesterday. Persistent stratus layer.

    Sunset Sunday evening.



Weather Observations for January 28, 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -3, Winds were 20-30 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were  10-15 KPH W--Round House
1650 meters     -5, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 244 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 173 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

An upper level ridge is parked over us in a Northwesterly flow aloft. High scattered cloud this am. Will see more sun than cloud by this afternoon with the FL possibly rising to 1500 meters with day time heating. The FL will drop back down to the surface tonight. Another nice looking day for Tuesday with the FL rising to 2000 meters,  before a weak upper low brings some cloud into the area for Wednesday with dry warm unsettled weather. A weak frontal band pushes in on Thursday and Friday.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Upper level ridge with the FL rising.





    Fronts along the coast.


        Mostly sunny for Tuesday.







    Dry warm unsettled weather for Wednesday.

    Low from the South will bring some light precipitation.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a skier in the Spanish Pyrenees. Article below.                            Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed a skier near Brezovica ski resort in Kosovo. Article below.            Net Pic

   Old wet loose from Saturday. Note the tracks in Lakeside Bowl, which is a permanent closure.

    Old wet loose, no new avalanches observed on Sunday.

    Old pinwheels.

    Pinwheeling from Saturday.

    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Hey Wayne - thought you’d get a kick out of this - It appears the walk up to the west col is the new Spankys ladder. 
    No gear, no problem.- asked where they were headed, didn’t know...Todd


     Thin breakable Mfcr with some surface hoar as the topping.


    Backcounrty has been busy.

    Snow guns ready to get Horstman T-bar operational, still guessing March 1.

    Still issues in the snow pack.

    Wind affected tracks.

    Hiking into permanently closed areas will have your access privileges taken away for 1 year!!!

    Tracks in Lakeside Bowl which is a permanent closure! Look at a map, figure it out!!!!


ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed a skier near Brezovica Ski Resort: Kosovo

An avalanche has killed a skier in Baqueira Beret Ski resort: Spain

Active cycle in Montana: GNFAC

Bodies of all Ten missing persons recovered: Leh Avalanche

Famed avalanche expert Bruce Temper to visit Durango: Colorado

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