10 Jan 2020

January 10, 2020


    First ride up Thursday morning.

    An awesome morning. Bluebird.

    First light on Don't Miss

    Valley cloud all day.

    Clouds moving in from the South Thursday morning.

    Terrain park was busy with the nice light.

    Thursday January 9, 2020. 15:00 Hrs. -9.1 Deg C with a 15-30 KPH SW wind.

    Front approaching by days end.

    Big picture Thursday afternoon.

Weather Observations for January 10, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -12, Winds were 65-90 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -11, Winds were 70-90 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -9, Winds were 25-40 KPH SE --Rendevous 
1835 meters       -9, Winds were 20-40 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters      -8, 6 cm in 12 Hrs, 6 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 191 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .    -8, 4 cm in 12 Hrs, 3 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 126 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.7, trace of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have obscured skies, limited visibility, snowing, & blowing.


A warm front will bring light snow to the area in a Westerly flow aloft. Trailing cold front will bring light snow fall in a SW flow aloft later in the day. The freezing level may spike to 800 meters by this afternoon than drop back down to surface. Periods of light snow for Saturday into Sunday as the low moves East with the FL well below surface. Cold temperatures from the Arctic outbreak will arrive Sunday, with colder temperatures for Monday into Wednesday with mostly sunny skies.
Guesstimates: 12-16 cm by Saturday morning, 2-4 cm by Sunday morning, 4-6 cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Deep low off the coast will bring light snow for Friday.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Low moves east on Saturday with more light snow and slightly cooler temperature.

     Overcast with lingering cloud and flurries for Sunday, temperatures begin to drop.


    Skier accidental from Jan 8th, Lakeside Traverse, in an avalanche closure.

    Vehicle accidental, snow cat pushing snow from above. January 7, 2020. Sz 3 down to ice.

    Avalanche control work Xh on Jan 8th.

    Heli Bombing Thursday Jan 9th, Lakeside Bowl.

    Xh(heli bombing) Thursday SBM above Blackcomb Glacier.

    Settlement Crack, 400 meters long from Xh on Blackcomb Glaceir yesterday.

    Old activity on Whistler.


    Shale Slope.

    Harmony did not open Thursday. T-Bar did.


    An avalanche closure on Lakeside, many people have lost their pass for not reading the signs.

    If you see one of these stop and read!!

    Lower disease ridge had a lot of traffic on Thursday. Note the Na.

   First Kokanee race yesterday.

    CAA Level one course yesterday in Lakeside.

    Na in the background.

    Great light on Thursday.

    Recent profile from Husume Flank.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Post Storm Poke: Jan 8, 2020

Mt Rohr: Jan 9, 2020

Blackcomb-Spearhead Col: Jan 9, 2020


Whistler weather with Meteorologist: David Jones

Callaghan Valley: Awesome Snow


'Overloaded' weak snowpack continues to pose avalanche risk: Pique

His air Dwindling, Avalanche Survivor faced 'The Inevitable': New York Times

Another skier reported missing in Deadly Idaho Avalanche: SMR

Helicopter locates body of third skier killed in Silver Mountain Avalanche: Idaho

Avalanche prompts closure of Teton Pass: Wyoming

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