5 Feb 2019

February 5, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Monday morning. It looked cold!!

    Mostly cloudy in the am.

    Clouds began to dissipate by mid am.

    Low level cloud.

    Image from the am.

    Image from the pm.

    Monday afternoon.

    Just before sunset.


Weather Observations for February 5, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -15, Winds were 10-20 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -18, Winds were 20-35 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -15, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Rendevous
1835 meters     -15, Winds were 10-20 KPH NE--Round House
1650 meters     -16, 0 cm of new, 0 in 24 hrs, Base 265 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -14, 0 cm of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 193 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -15, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -9.8, trace of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:

A  high pressure builds for today into Wednesday with dry, cold weather and slowly moderating temperatures in a Northerly flow aloft. More unsettled weather for Thursday before the weak low moving down the coast brings light precipitation for Friday into Saturday. Depending on how the low tracks, there is a chance we may just get unsettled weather. The high rebuilds for Saturday with cold unsettled weather. Guesstimates trace-2 cm by Friday ?, 4-6 cm by Saturday?, trace-2 cm by Sunday?



    GOES IR image from this am.

    High pressure dominates the weather pattern. Cold and Dry.


    500 MB image from this am.





    Fronts along the coast.

    High pressure still the dominant force.




    Low moves down the coast with warmer temperatures, dry but overcast.

    Low continues South, overcast for Friday with some light precip, warmer temps.



     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a tourist in the Calimani Mountains, Romania. Article below. Net Pic

    Locally, no avalanche control yesterday but some pockets of Sz 1 windslab Sa, Sc.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    First light on Blackcomb Peak.

    Spindrift Monday morning.

    Wind had its way on many aspects.

       Always some good turns to be had somewhere.


    Wind hammered below tree line as well.

    Lots of moisture in the air Monday afternoon.

    Big picture Monday.

    Stratugi.

    Recent profile on S Turn.



FROM AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Joffre Shoulder: Feb 3, 2019

Western Duffey: Feb 3, 2019

Oboe: Feb 3, 2019





ARTICLES:

A tourist has died in an avalanche in the Calimani Mountains: Romania

Avalanches in the Alps kill at least 10: Past Weekend

Avalanches 'significant' hazard in Newfoundland and Labrador: St Johns, NL

New Zealander among skiers killed in the Italian Alps: Veny Valley

Avalanche danger temporarily closes all Bryce Canyon National Parks trails below rim: Utah

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