16 Feb 2019

February 16, 2019


   YESTERDAY:

    Upload Friday morning.


    Front was pushing in from the South.

    Clouds thickened and dropped as the day progressed.

    Flurries for most of the afternoon.

    Knee deep powder in some chutes.

    Snowing by the end of the day.


Weather Observations for February 16, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH SW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -9, Winds were 10-15 KPH SSE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -7, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -7, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -6, 2 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs, Base 253 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -6, 2 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs, Base 185 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -0.8, 0.9 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

A weak upper level trough will bring unsettled weather for today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. An upper level ridge will bring sunny weather for Sunday. Monday will bring sunny skies in the morning with increased cloud development by the afternoon into the evening. A weak front pushes onshore for Tuesday with some flurries and will exit sometime Wednesday afternoon with more unsettled weather for the later part of the week. Guesstimates: No snow expected until Tuesday.



    GOES IR image from this am.


    Weak upper trough with unsettled weather for today, chance of some flurries.





    Fronts along the coast.






     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Avalanche control yesterday produced some Sz 1-2 Xe Sc, Sc.

   Xc up to sz 2 yesterday with debris in some of the bowls.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Cornices are rather large.

    Cornice debris from avalanche control exists in some bowls, be aware in the flat light.

    Awesome snow yesterday.



    Mono skier!!




ARTICLES:

Two people rescued following avalanche at Castle Mountain Resort: Alberta

Skiers rescued off Jobs Peak after avalanche: Nevada

Avalanche dangers and snow immersion suffocation hazards: Tahoe

Avalanches cause problems in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming: CBS News

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