2 Feb 2019

February 2, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    First upload 08:15 Hrs, fresh snow to the valley.

    Lots of snow at 1000 meters.

    First runs were amazing.

    Snowing and blowing at 1860 meters Friday morning..

    Great powder down to 1000 meters, lower snow was moist.

    Snowing at closing time.


Weather Observations for February 2, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -7, Winds were 45-65 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -7, Winds were 25-60 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -5, Winds were 15-30 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters     -5, Winds were 20-45 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters     -3, 4 cm of new, 19 cm in 24 hrs, Base 270 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -3, 6 cm of new, 16 cm in 24 hrs, Base 198 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.2, 25.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

A weak upper level trough will bring unsettled weather for today in a Southwest flow aloft. The FL will hover in the 900 meter range with mostly cloudy skies this am with a mix of sun and cloud later in the morning. Will see some isolated flurries during the day. By tonight the flow aloft will switch to Northerly with cold temperatures expected with the Arctic front pushing into our area Sunday.
Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Sunday morning, 1-3 cm by Monday morning.


    GOES IR image this am.


    Weak upper level trough with a High to the west, Arctic front to the NE, and low to the S.




    Fronts along the coast.

    Arctic front will bring some cold flurries for Sunday.







     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Three dead, one injured after avalanche hits snow clearance team in Kashmir. Article below.

   Avalanche control yesterday produced mostly Sz 1-1.5 Xl, Xt, Xe, Sc. A few Sz 2's.

    Storm slabs yesterday. 

    Small storm slab from Yesterday Sc.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Great snow mid mountain.

    Awesome snow in the bowls.

    Hard to loose!!

    Great skiing with light/moderate snow fall all day.

From Avalanche Canada MIN reports:

Carona Chutes: Jan 31, 2019

Spearhead: Jan 31, 2019




ARTICLES:

Three dead, one injured after avalanche hits snow clearance team: Kashmir

Experts turn to technology for help with avalanche mitigation: Colorado

Keep your Parkas handy, Shubenacadie Sam predicts long winter: CBC News

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