17 Dec 2019

December 17, 2019


    Monday December 16, 2019. 13:00 Hrs. -3.3 Deg C with a 20-35 KPH Wind.

    Started snowing just before 06:00 Hrs on Monday.

    Skiing on the man made/real snow combination was quite nice in the am.

    New Light Boards.

    Image from around noon Monday. The old wrap around.

    Monday afternoon.

    Big picture Monday.

Weather Observations for December 17, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 75-100 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -4, Winds were 60-75 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -2, Winds were 30-45 KPH SE --Rendevous 
1835 meters      -2, Winds were 10-30 KPH W--Round House
1650 meters       0, 6 cm in 12 Hrs, 10 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 60 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .    -2, 4 cm in 12 Hrs,   8 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 21 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -0.6, 4.9 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:30 hrs this am we have overast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.


A warm front and trailing cold front will bring light precipitation today in a Westerly flow aloft.
The Freezing level may go up to 1500 meters, but could hover in the 1200 meter range. A series of frontal bands will bring periods of light precipitation into Friday, hopefully after that we get into some moderate precip into Saturday. Guesstimates: 10-15 cm by Wednesday morning, 8-12 cm by Thursday morning, 10-15 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image for this am.

    Significant low in the Aleutians, on the warmish side Tuesday.

    Fronts along the coast.

    More of the same Wednesday, slightly cooler.

    More of the same for Thursday, FL should hover around 800 meters.


    Debris from avalanche at Steamboat Springs. Update in article section.          Austin Weide Image


    Snowing in the valley.

    Skiing is improving at all elevations.

    Looks like a low for X-Mas.

    Its beginning to look a lot like X-Mas!!

    Nester's Weather Station, 4.9 mm recorded yesterday.


Blackcomb Glacier: Dec 16, 2019


Coastal Mountain Report Locally: Dec 15, 2019
Dangerous Avalanche Conditions

Duffey Lake Area: Dec 13-16, 2019


Whistler Weather Story: David Jones


Update on the snowboarder who survived avalanche burial on Sunday: Steamboat Springs

Snowy start to Scotland's Avalanche Information Service: SAIS

Another article on the avalanche deaths in Italy: News 1

Avalanche triggered in closed area at Copper Mountain Resort: Colorado

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