22 Feb 2019

February 22, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Clear & cold early Thursday morning.

    Clouds to the South.

    Thicker clouds in the afternoon.

    Nice light!

    Clouds thickened as the day progressed.

    Sunset was at 17:39 hrs.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture on Thursday.


Weather Observations for February 22, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -13, Winds were 60-80 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -13, Winds were 55-75 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -10, Winds were 25-35 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -10, Winds were 20-40 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -10, 7 cm of new, 7 cm in 24 hrs, Base 250 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -10, 3 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs, Base 177 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -3 Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing 2 cm per hr.



FORECAST:

A cold front will bring light snow, strong winds in a Northwesterly flow aloft for today. An upper trough will bring unsettled weather and a few flurries for Saturday. The ridge rebounds on Sunday with a mix of sun and cloud. Ridge will strengthen for Monday into Tuesday. Tuesday likely to see some cloud development in the afternoon. Another weak front is forecasted for Wednesday.
Guesstimates: 8-10 cm by Saturday morning, 1-3 cm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Cold front for today with some light snow, low to the North.


    500 mb scale, low to the North sending a cold front.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Cool upper trough with overcast skies and some flurries fir Saturday.





    Arctic high will bring cool sunny skies for Sunday.





    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:


    Update on the avalanche that killed a ski tourer in Kyrgyzstan. Article below.                    Net Pic

    Slab avalanche on the Duffey Feb 21, 2019. Check out MIN Report below.     J Doyle Image4



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Rimed delicate cornice.

   Surface Hoar Developing.

                Recent Profile.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Slab Avalanche Duffey: Feb 21, 2019

Brandywine: Feb 21, 2019




Video Friday:

Snowmobile Triggerd deep slab: Montana

Large avalanche at Crans-Montana: One Killed

Other footage of Crans-Montana Avalanche: Chased

Getting Buried: Utah

Guardsman Pass Avalanche: Utah




ARTICLES:

Australian woman killed while snowboarding in Whistler: CTV News

Update on the avalanche that killed a ski tourer in: Kyrgyzstan

Special Public Avalanche Warning for B.C.'s South Coast and Vancouver Island: Avalanche Canada

Lets open the conversation about avalanche awareness: Aspen Sojouner

SASE to host global event on avalanches: India

Rescue of trapped soldiers halted due to weather: Himachal Avalanche

Ice avalanche leads to close call at Brandywine: Pique

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