30 Dec 2019

December 30, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Just before sunrise Sunday morning, which was at 08:11 Hrs.

    Unsettled early Sunday morning.

    Early morning colour.

    Sunday morning looking Northwest

    Sunday Dec 29, 2019. 12:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH breeze.


    Front moving in from the South.

    Later in the afternoon.

    Close yesterday but no precip for us!!! There is moisture coming down the coast.

    Sunday afternoon, looking like a very large low.


Weather Observations for December 30, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 45-55 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -3, Winds were 45-65 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -2, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE --Rendevous 
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 10-30 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters       0, 1cm in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 92 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .     0, 1 cm in 12 Hrs,1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 46 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.5, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 hrs we have overcast skies and variable visibility.


FORECAST:

Cloudy weather for today with a warm front arriving tonight in a Southwesterly flow aloft switching to Westerly flow sometime today. The freezing level may rise to 1800 meters, possibly higher, dropping to 1200 meters by tonight. Strong winds with moderate to heavy precipitation expected Tuesday with a strong frontal band. A break on Wednesday with some light precipitation and the FL dropping back down to surface. Another strong Pacific front for Thursday night into Friday. Guesstimates: 10-15 cm by Tuesday morning, 20-30 cm above 1600 meters by Wednesday morning, 2-6 cm by Thursday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


       Just on the edge but low is pushing South for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

     First real storm of the year for Tuesday. Strong winds and moderate precipitation, but warm.





     Northerly flow for Wednesday with light precip, cooler.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Looks like some loose activity to the West, locally.

    Another avalanche death in the Dolomite's. Article below.                                                  Net Pic

    Recent avalanche in Montana.                                                                                                Net Pic


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Glacier travel is challenging!!



    Lots of folks taking courses and going for a tour.

    Yes, good chance you will hit rocks in the alpine.

    Thin cloud cover Sunday afternoon.



From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Sproat: Dec 27, 2019

Squamish Snowpack: Dec 27, 2019

Metal Dome: Dec 28, 2019



VIDEOS:

Footage of avalanche in: Andermatt

Whistler Weather with metorolagist: David Jones



ARTICLES:

Need to translate some of the articles.

More details on the two avalanches that killed four people: Italy

More avalanches in: Europe

Avalanche in Val Senales perhaps caused by off piste skiers: Italy

Police are investigating the avalanche in: Andermatt

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