1 Feb 2019

February 1, 2019


   YESTERDAY:

    Early Thursday morning

    Very grey to the Southwest.

    Some of Pyroclastic Peak visible.

    13:30 hrs Thursday afternoon.

    Challenging visibility with a Scottish Mist.

    It looked moist and warm yesterday. High of +2 at 12:00 hrs at 1835 meters yesterday.


Weather Observations for February 1, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -4, Winds were 50-85 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -3, Winds were 40-75 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -1, Winds were 30-45 KPH SE--Rendevous 
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 20-40 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters      0, 30 cm of new, 30 cm in 24 hrs, Base 266 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -2, 27 cm of new, 27 cm in 24 hrs, Base 190 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +5.5, 1.8 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and snowing 3 cm per hr.




FORECAST:

A cold front will bring moderate/heavy precipitation today, in a Southwest flow aloft. The FL should hover around 1200 meters dropping to the surface by Saturday night. Unsettled weather for Saturday as the upper trough pushes through. Sunday is looking cold with snow showers as a low and associated Arctic front hang over our zone. Looking clear and cold for early next week. Guesstimates: 20-30 cm by Saturday morning, 1-3 cm by Sunday morning, 4-8 cm by Monday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.

    Cold front today with the FL hovering around 1200 meters.






    Fronts along the coast.

    Cold air infiltrates our zone with unsettled weather.




    Low continues to bring some moisture with cold temps from Arctic front.

    A mix of sun and cloud>sunny with cold temperatures for Monday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Check out MIN Report below for info and pictures on Uras Major Avalanche. MIN Report Pic


                    Two skiers rescued in Glacier National Park, article below. MIN Photo

    Locally, no new avalanches observed.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Snow pack has been shrinking.

    Pig alley weather plot, 1650 meters, 23 cm recorded overnight.

    Very bright graffiti.

    Racing on Ptarmigan.

    Yesterday afternoon.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Ursus Major: Jan 29, 2019

Ben Lamond: Jan 30, 2019


VIDEO FRIDAY:

Snow cat caught in avalanche: Va

Avalanche Rescue: Poland

Avalanche footage: Norway

Skiers collide: Ouch



ARTICLES:

Two rescued after avalanche in Glacier National Park: Ursus Major

Avalanches take 8 lives since the New Year: Tajikistan

Ski Tourer injured in avalanche on Chamechaude Route: France

Avalanche hits Aru-Pahalgam, several missing: Kashmir

Most avalanche deaths happen on Federal lands: Taos News

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