25 Dec 2019

December 25, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Merry Christmas

    Tuesday December 24, 2019. 14:30 Hrs. -7.7 Deg C with calm winds. Snowing lightly.

    07:00 Hrs Tuesday Morning. Nice dry man made snow!!!

    Red Sky in the morning, Sailors Warning.

    Some breaks early Tuesday am. Weak front approaching.

    Near the end of the day, in the valley.

    Tuesday afternoon.

    Big picture Tuesday.



Weather Observations for December 25, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -6, Winds were     0-5 KPH E--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -8, Winds were     0-5 KPH NNE --Rendevous 
1835 meters      -8, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters      -4, 1 cm in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 95 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .    -3, 1 cm in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 48 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -1.2, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.


   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud, unlimited visibility and snowing very lightly.

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FORECAST:

A weak high for today with unsettled weather this am, a few sunny breaks by this afternoon. The flow aloft is Northeasterly today. The freezing level will remain below surface. A weak cold front will eventually pass through Thursday afternoon with periods of light precipitation into Friday morning. Still feeling like a draught compared to just North of us. Unsettled for Friday with another weak frontal band Saturday into Sunday. Models are still different looking into next week, but hoping for a more active weather pattern.  Guesstimates: trace-1cm? by Thursday morning, 4-8 cm by Friday morning, 2-4 cm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Weak high pressure for today with unsettled weather.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Two lows to the North, high losing ground, but blocking the storms.





    High keeping most of the weather to our North, on Friday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Recent fracture line on Blackomb Glacier. Almost side to side.

    Still testing for PWL. (Persistant Weak Layer) Xh.

     Avalanche control yesterday produced some Sz 2-2.5 with Xh. Mostly Sz 0-1.





    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    There is a lot of dedication and love involved in training an Avalanche Rescue Dog.

   Thin cloud layer on Tuesday. Good temperatures for making snow!!!

    Snowing very lightly Tuesday afternoon .

    If you are bored, there are some gates set up.



Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Phelix Creek PWL: Dec 22, 2019

Tim Jones: Dec 23, 2019



VIDEOS:
Heli-bombing West Bowl: Whistler



ARTICLES:

Kimberley Alpine Resort makes unprecedented decision after avalanche waring: Avalanche Mitigation

Colorado still the most dangerous State for Avalanches: The Aspen Times

Savoie on Avalanche Alert: France

Avalanche warning in effect for Sea To Sky Area: PWL

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