26 Feb 2019

February 26, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Monday morning.

    Spindrift on the Peaks for most of the day.

    Blue Bird all day.

    Armchair.


Weather Observations for February 26, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -20, Winds were 25-45 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -22, Winds were 35-55 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -19, Winds were 15-25 KPH N--Rendevous
1835 meters     -19, Winds were 10-25 KPH N--Round House
1650 meters     -18, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 248 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -16, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 177 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -12, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

Wind chill at Whistler Peak as of 06:00 Hrs with -22 and 45 KPH winds would be -37.

    As of 07:00 hrs we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

High pressure will dominate the weather pattern today with cold temperatures in a Northeasterly flow aloft. Unsettled for Wednesday as a broad trough to our South will bring some cloud to the area with a good chance of some Flurries Wednesday night. The low off the BC Southern coast will bring more cloud and some precipitation for Thursday as well. Temperatures will warm up slightly for Wednesday and Thursday. Unsettled weather will continue into the weekend with a mix of sun and cloud. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Thursday morning, 2-6 cm by Friday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Arctic high with cold temperatures for today.






    Fronts along the coast.

    Low will bring unsettled weather and some snow flurries.





    Low will bring unsettled weather with the possibility of some snow flurries.


    Arctic high will once again dominate for Thursday. Cold and unsettled.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    There are certainly some slabs out there. Na

    Locally, some Sz 1 Sc but no activity noted in the ski areas.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Strong winds on the peak.

    Outflow winds blowing snow off the trees.

    Great gathering for the 30th anniversary of Rob Boyd's gold medal win.

    Had some fast skiing on Monday.

    Retro skiers were out as well.

    Surface Hoar is growing.




From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Tricouni Peak: Feb 23, 2019

Noel: Feb 24, 2019



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Updated information on the accident in Lakeside Bowl: Pique

Canadian Olympian's 'super scary" avalanche experience: CTV News

Over 100 chauris have been killed in an avalanche: Kathmandu

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