22 Feb 2019

February 22, 2019


    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.


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.


    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


    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


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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