19 Feb 2019

February 19, 2019


    First light Monday morning.

    Awesome colours yesterday morning.

    High cloud to the North in the am, eventually dissipated.

    Blue Bird in the afternoon to the North.

    Clouds were moving up from the City.

    Near the end of the day.

    Super snow moon Monday evening.

Weather Observations for February 19, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -13, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -12, Winds were 10-20 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -10, Winds were   5-10 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters     -10, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters       -8, trace of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 248 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -8, trace of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 179 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.1, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies, limited visibility and it is snowing lightly.


A cool weak upper level trough will bring some periodic flurries to the area today in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL may go up to 800 meters today, dropping back to surface tonight. Unsettled Wednesday morning as the trough exits the area with a drier Northerly flow for Wednesday afternoon with sunny weather returning. Offshore ridge strengthens for Thursday with mostly sunny skies, clouds likely in the afternoon as the low out of the North gets closer. Overcast and snow for Friday as a cool upper low moves down the coast out of the North. Unsettled for Saturday. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Wednesday morning, 5-10 cm by Saturday morning, trace-2 cm by Sunday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Overcast with some flurries for today, FL may rise to 800 meters.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Wednesday will be mostly sunny as the ridge rebuilds.

    High pressure for Thursday, may see some clouds spill in from the North in the pm.

    Low to our North will bring some snow for Friday.


    An avalanche on Runner Peak, one subject missing. Article below.                           NS SAR Pic

   Sa Sz 2 injured ski tourer near Mt Casper. MIN report below.                           Darren Saul Image

 Pemberton SAR responded to an avalanche east of Mt Caspar Feb 17 (east side of VanHorlick drainage). Sa sz 2 wind slab on SW aspect, start zone at 2300m running down to 2000m. Event occurred at about 1500 hours. Triggered by subject boot packing down the slope to assess the terrain, broke on a convexity 30m above them. Carried him through the gulley sustaining rib and back injuries. Taken to clinic for treatment.  AvCan rating for SC Inland was 2/1/1/ for Sunday.

    Nasty long ride.                                                                                                      Darren Saul Image

   Location where two men were killed in Death Pass, CAIC report in article section below. CAIC Pic

    Locally, no new avalanches observed. Sluffing on steep slopes.


    Merging of two separate clouds.

    Snowmobilers have been busy in the backcountry.

    Tracks are every where!!

    What can I say!!

    Clouds creeping in from the South.

    Big picture yesterday afternoon.

Avalanche Canada MIN Reports: 

East of Mount Casper: Feb 17, 2019

Cerise Creek: Feb 17, 2019

Matier NW Face: Feb 17, 2019


Code Alpha--Hiker rescued, second missing after avalanche on Runner Peak: CTV News

Hiker rescued, search called off for second man after avalanche near Mt Seymour: CBC News

No injuries following avalanche on Mount Fernie: Fernie SAR

Three live after avalanche burials: Jackson Hole

Sz 4 avalanche hits Mount Shasta in Avalanche Gulch: California

Technical report from Crested Butte Slide at Death Pass : CAIC

New Avalanche beacon checkpoint at Kootney Pass: Nelson SAR

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