21 Feb 2019

February 21, 2019


   YESTERDAY:

    Early Wednesday morning.

    Clouds dissipated during the day.

    Clouds to the South.

    Another awesome day.

    Broken cloud at the end of the ski day.

    Sunset was at 17:37 Hrs.

    Just after sunset.

Weather Observations for February 21, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -16, Winds were 35-45 KPH NNW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -16, Winds were 25-45 KPH NE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -12, Winds were 25-35 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -13, Winds were 10-25 KPH NE--Round House
1650 meters     -13, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 245 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -10, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 176 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -10, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.1, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

Wind chill as of 06:00 Hrs--40 KPH with -16 = -29. Should warm up with daytime heating!

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

Upper level ridging in a Northerly flow aloft will bring sunny skies for today. A cold front is moving down from the North and will bring clouds later in the day transitioning to light snow and overcast skies by Friday. The low pressure will give us a cool upper trough for Saturday with the likelehood of some flurries. Ridge rebuilds on Sunday with unsettled conditons. Ridge strengthens Monday for mostly sunny skies into early next week. Guesstimates:1-3 cm by Friday morning,  8-12 cm by Saturday morning, Trace to 2 cm by Sunday morning


    GOES IR image from this image.


     Low will bring some cloud to the area later in the day, FL should stay at surface. Thursday





    Fronts along the coast.


    Low will be over our zone tomorrow.









    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a man near Telluride, Co. Article below.                                     CAIC Pic

    Body recovered from avalanche near Mount Seymour: Article below.                              Net Pic

    Locally, no new avalanches were observed.


   INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Time for a new surface!!!

          GMC Race CENTRE.

    Faceting snow.

    Spindrift Wednesday morning.

    Words of wisdom from Rob Boyd.

    Yesterday afternoon.



From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Vantage Peak: Feb 20, 2019





ARTICLES:

Backcountry skier killed in an avalanche near Telluride: Colorado

Body of B.C. snowshoer found by rescuers: North Vancouver

Missing snowshoer found dead in avalanche debris: Vancouver's North Shore

An avalanche has killed a Belgium skier in Boz-Uchuk Gorge: Kyrgyzstan

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.: Avalanche Canada

Avalanche slams into Lake Creek House: Idaho

Skier caught, buried by Utah Avalanche: Wasatch County

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