3 Feb 2019

February 3, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Sunrise was at 07:45 Hrs Saturday morning.

    High alpine winds pushing the cloud around.

    Fewer clouds in the morning.

    Castle Towers.

    Nice snow on some aspects.

    Clouds were hanging on to the local peaks.

    Black Tusk Saturday evening.

    Sunset was at 17:06 Hrs.

Weather Observations for February 3, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -12, Winds were 25-35 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -11, Winds were 20-30 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -15, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -18, Winds were 10-20 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters     -16, 3 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs, Base 271 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -15, 3 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs, Base 194 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -10, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.2, 1.4 mm of precip recorded yest

Wind chill at 1835 meters at 06:00 Hrs with 20 KPH wind, would be -28-- colder this pm.


   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.



FORECAST:

An upper level low and the arctic high will bring cold unsettled weather in a Northerly flow aloft.
Mostly cloudy with periods of light snow for today with the FL well below surface. Low will slide South tomorrow with unsettled weather in the morning transitioning to cold sunny weather by the afternoon. Tuesday is looking sunny with the temperatures warming up to seasonable values. Looking unsettled Wednesday and Thursday. Guesstimates: 3-6 cm by Monday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Deep low moving South, cold Arctic air spilling South. Unsettled!!


    500 Mb image for today.



    Fronts along the coast.


    Low exits South, cold dry sunny conditions by the afternoon for Monday.






    Sunny and Cold Tuesday.

    Dry with some cloud, unsettled with more seasonable temperatures.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche at Val Cenis Resort in France has killed one skier, injured 2. Article below, Net Pic

    Avalanche control on WB yesterday produced Sz 1-2 Sa, Xh, Xe, Nc, Sc.

    Spotted this today skinning up cowboy. Looks like a SA on the convex roll at the north end of the ridge near the “safe”     route up track.  Crown looks to be 30-40 cm. Didn’t get close enough to confirm. I believe it happened this afternoon. 


     Thanks to Jason Thompson for the pictures and info from Cowboy ridge from Feb 2, 2019. 


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:



    Wind event from Early Saturday morning.

    Stratugi on most aspects and at different elevations.

    Looking pretty wind affected.

    Avalanche awareness day was on Blackcomb yesterday.

    End of the day.

    Roof cornices.

    Cornices were growing Saturday morning. Looking fragile.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Hanging Lake: Feb 1, 2019

Oboe Meadows: Feb 2, 2019




ARTICLES:

Fatal avalanche kills 1, injures 2 at Val Cenis: France

Arctic Outflow Warning: Whistler

Heavy snow in Germany forces World Cup race to be cancelled: Garmish

Avalanche toll hits three in Northern India: Kashmir

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