29 Jan 2019

January 29, 2019


    Some colour early Monday morning.

    First light on Powder Mountain.

    High cloud in the morning.

    Large blue holes in the afternoon.

    Monday afternoon.

    Monday afternoon, some cloud in our zone.

    Happy customers leaving Christine's.

    Sunset Monday evening.

Weather Observations for January 29, 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -1, Winds were 5-10 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -1, Winds were calm KPH E--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were  5-10 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters     -2, Winds were  5-10 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 242 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 170 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs e have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


Persistent upper ridge will bring mostly sunny weather for today in a Northwest flow aloft. The FL will likely rise to 2000+ meters with day time heating. Ridge begins to shift on Wednesday with some cloud pushing in as it slowly flattens. A weak front pushes in for Thursday beginning with light precip, an impulse of moderate precip for Thursday night with the FL, hovering in the 1200 meter range. The moist SW flow continues into Friday with light precip and the FL rising to 1400 meters. Unsettled for Saturday with a few flurries, looking nice again for Sunday as the ridge rebuilds.. Guesstimates: 20-30 cm by Friday morning, 10-15 cm by Saturday morning, trace-4 cm by Sunday morning. Sure these numbers will change as we get closer.

    GOES IR image from this am, high deflecting moisture to the North.

    Ridge of high pressure with a low to the west.

     Looking sunny for today in Whistler

    Fronts along the coast.

    Upper low passes to the South on Wednesday.

    Low to the North front for Thursday.

    Cool trough for Friday.


    An avalanche has killed one, one missing at Deux-Alpes, France. Article below.            Net Pic

       Fracture line of the avalanche at Lotte Arai Resort, Japan. 1 killed.     Marty Gautrey Pic

   Avalanche Fatality, Jan 25, 2019. Click link above. Sz 3.5  4 people on slope. Marty Gautrey Pic

    No new avalanche activity reported locally.


    Cool clouds Monday morning.

    Making snow on the Horstman Glacier.

    Guns a blazing.

    Horstman T-Bar, any guesses to when it will be operational??

    Making snow for the half pipe as well!!

    Big picture on Monday.

From Mountain Conditions Report:

Marc Piche: Jan 27, 2019

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Solar Flute: Jan 26, 2019

Oboe Creek: Jan 27, 2019

Chuting Gallery: Jan 27, 2019

Oboe Basin: Jan 28, 2019


Avalanche kills one in French Alps, another missing: Deux-Alpes

Small Labrador town grieving after snowmobiler killed in avalanche: Nain

Chinese teams study climate change in snow data: CAS

Avalanche alert for the Central & Eastern Pyrenees: Pistehors.com

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