8 Feb 2019

February 8, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Thin high cloud Thursday morning.

    Cloud dropped for a while in the morning.

    Looking South.

    Nice light with the thinning high cloud.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Clouds thinned and dissipated to the North & East as the day progressed.

    Blue bird to the Northeast in the afternoon. High was stronger than the low in the afternoon.

    Mt Fee, Pyroclastic and Mount Cayley.

    Nice colours at sunset which was at 17:15 Hrs.


Weather Observations for February 8, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -13, Winds were 25-35 KPH NE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -13, Winds were 25-35 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -11, Winds were 20-30 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -11, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Round House
1650 meters     -10, trace of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 250 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -11, 1 cm of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 184 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -10, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -1.1, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

Unsettled weather as the Arctic Front brings increasingly strong winds and cold temperatures in a Northeasterly flow aloft. This pattern will continue into the weekend with varying degrees of cloud cover and sunny breaks. Possibility of some light snow flurries on Tuesday but some uncertainty on the day. Temperatures should begin to moderate by Wednesday with more unsettled weather.
Guesstimates: trace-1 cm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Arctic Front begins to build back in the area today.




    Fronts along the coast.

    Low to the South will bring snow to the lower Mainland. Cold temps and windy in Whistler.




    Low and arctic front, low will affect South of our zone.

    Low will bring mostly cloudy skies for Monday.



     AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    A man has died after an avalanche hit his house in Kokernag, Kashmir. Article below.   Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed 7 people in a Fire Station in Kashmir. Article below.                 Net Pic

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed. Sluffing on steep terrain.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Wind affected snow.

    Glaze and Sastrugi.

    Fragile cornices.

    A few meters of snow.

    Flute was skiing well.

    Good turns to be had with a little work.

    Love Volkl Skis.

    Weekend Chutes.

    New top on the Umbrella Bar.

    Interesting image from Thursday afternoon.

    The snow ruler.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Blackcomb Slack: Feb 6, 2019

Spearhead: Feb 6, 2019

Western Duffey: Feb 7, 2019



VIDEO FRIDAYS:

The 5 Red Flags: UAC

Ripping Wind Slab: Mount Fee

Avalanche Activity, Lionhead MT: Avalanche Guys




ARTICLES:

Avalanche warning out for Rockies, B.C. Mountains: Avalanche Canada

Special warning to watch for treeline avalanches in B.C.: Avalanche Canada

An avalanche has killed 7 people in the Kulgan District: Kashmir

House owner dies in Kokeinag avalanche, wife trapped: Kashmir

With 90 % of avalanches triggered by the victims, should meditation, mindfulness become a: Backcountry Tool

Ski patrol officer caught in an avalanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon, no injuries: Utah

7 Families narrowly escape avalanche: Kashmir

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