4 Feb 2019

February 4, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Cold arctic air Sunday morning.

    Snowing and blowing in the valley.

    Good visibility in the treed areas.

    Awesome snow mid mountain along the trees.

    Flat light in the alpine.

    Very light snow on Sunday.

    Sun flurries, the cloud layer was quite thin.

    Broken cloud later in the afternoon.

    17:15 Hrs Sunday evening.

    Cloudy day Sunday, more precip than forecasted.


Weather Observations for February 4, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -16, Winds were 35-55 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -23, Winds were 20-40 KPH NE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -23, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -24, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -24, 1 cm of new,   9 cm in 24 hrs, Base 268 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -24, 3 cm of new, 12 cm in 24 hrs, Base 198 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -16, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -4.1, 0.2 mm of precip recorded yest

Wind chill factor at 2180 meters at 30 KPH would be -36 Deg C as of 06:00 hrs.

    As of 07:00 hrs, we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility..


FORECAST:

Unsettled this morning as the upper level low moves South in a Southeasterly flow aloft. Possibility of some isolated flurries this am before sunny skies later this morning. Clear cold weather will continue into Wednesday before some cloud pushes in from an approaching low from the North Wednesday afternoon. Should warm up slightly for Wednesday. A weak front is expected Thursday into Friday but more on that as we get closer, will depend on how the low tracks through our zone, chance it may miss us. Guesstimates: trace-1 cm by Tuesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    Upper level low migrates South, Arctic High pushes in today.





    Fronts along the coast.


     Arctic High brings clear cold weather Tuesday




    Mostly a nice day on Wednesday, should see some cloud from the low to the NE.

     Low to the Northeast may miss us entirely on Thursday.



     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a skier at Croda Rossa in Bolzamo, Italy. Article below.               Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed a ski tourer near Punta Oilletta in Val d'Aosta, Italy. Article below Net Pic

    A snowmobiler has died in an avalanche near Vest-Adger, Norway. Article below.         Net Pic

    An avalanche near Grobkirchheim in Carinthia, Austria has killed a snowmobiler.            Net Pic

    Minimal avalanche control yesterday, some cornice work with Xe. Sc Na point releases.

    Recent Va in Utah. Article below.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Frosty in the Gondola Cabins Sunday morning. Min temp in the valley yesterday was -15.7 Deg C.

    Snow guns on Horstman Glacier.

    From 06:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs we received 9 cm at 1570 meters on Blackcomb, Sunday.

    Many people with frost nip and frost bite Sunday.

    Cold temperatures, snow guns in the valley were making nice snow yesterday.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.



From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Oboe Meadows: Feb 2, 2019

Vantage Ridge: Feb 2, 2019

Steep Creek: Feb 2, 2019

Cerise Creek: Feb 2, 2019


Mountain Conditions Report:

Whistler Blackcomb Backcountry: Feb 3, 2019




ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed four skiers near Courmayeur: Italy

An avalanche has killed a snowboarder at Livigno: Italy

An avalanche has killed a skier at Croda Rossa in Bolzano: Italy

An avalanche has killed a skier near Punta Oilletta in Val d'Aosta: Italy

An avalanche has killed a skier in Alto Adige: Italy

An avalanche has killed a snowmobiler near Vest-Agder: Norway

An avalanche has killed a snowmobiler near Grobkirchheim in Carinthia: Austria

Avalanche rating considerable: Utah

Avalanche rating considerable: Montana

Arctic outflow warning: Whistler

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