31 Jan 2019

January 31, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Mostly overcast early Wednesday morning.

    Some patches of Blue!!!

    Overcast to the South with some rifts.

    Great cloud formations yesterday.

    More cloud to the Southwest later in the morning.

    Overcast by the afternoon on Wednesday..

    Cloud layer descended later in the afternoon.

    Looking North at days end.



Weather Observations for January 31 2019  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -2, Winds were 40-60 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -3, Winds were 40-50 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    +1, Winds were 20-35 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters    +1, Winds were 20-40 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters    +1, trace of new,trace in 24 hrs, Base 235 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters    +2, 0 cm of new, o cm in 24 hrs, Base 166 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.7, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies, unlimited visibility and snowing lightly.



FORECAST:

A weak frontal band will bring light precipitation into this afternoon, intensifying tonight into Friday in a Westerly flow aloft becoming Southwest by this evening. The FL is at 1900 meters, cooling today and hovering in the 1500 meter range dropping to 1200 meters tonight. Moderate precipitation will continue into Friday morning easing in the afternoon with a weak upper trough pushing in for Saturday with unsettled weather and cooling temperatures. Sunday is looking unsettled at this time as well with cold clear conditions forecasted for early next week. Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Friday morning, 20-30 cm by Saturday morning, trace-3 cm by Sunday morning, 2-4 cm by Monday morning. Fingers crossed for Friday!!!


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low will send some precip our way later today with the FL hovering in the 1500 meter range.





    Fronts along the coast.


    Low and Arctic front continue to bring precip for Friday.





     Arctic high pushes in for Saturday with unsettled weather and cooler temperatures.

    Low to the South, Arctic high to the North. Likely unsettled weather.



     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in la Plange, France has killed a Piste-Hors. Article Below.                              Net Pic

    5 People rescued after an avalanche in the Tatra Mtns, Poland. Article below.                       Net Pic

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Awesome light early Wednesday morning.

    Yes, Its time for a new surface!!!

    A morning moment.

    Poised for a descent in the FL.

    Good read if your heading out of bounds, at the top of the Showcase T-bar.


    Interesting Satellite image from Wednesday afternoon.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Corral: Jan 30, 2019



From Mountain Conditions Report:

Musical Bumps: Dave Sarkany



ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed a Pistehors in la Plange: France

Two patrollers were caught in an avalanche at Peyragudes, France: PisteHors.com

Five people buried in Polish Avalanche: Tatra Mountains

Climber injured in an avalanche on Snowdon: Wales

Avalanche victim near Rico saved by companions: Colorado

How is arctic cold wave, which has U.S. reeling under snow storms, affecting: India

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