13 Jan 2020

January 13, 2020


    First lift Sunday morning, looking like winter in the valley.

    Awesome snow in the valley.

    Alpine open on Blackcomb before 10:00 hrs Sunday.

    Snowing 2 cm per hour Sunday morning.

    Black & White.

    Great turns in the alpine.

    Sunday January 12, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. -13.4 Deg C with a 5-20 KPH North wind.

    Nice snow producer!!! Sunday afternoon.

    Same time frame as above.

    Megan and Harry should move to our bubble!!! Snowing in the valley.

Weather Observations for January 13, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -18, Winds were 15-20 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -18, Winds were    0-5 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -21, Winds were  5-10 KPH N --Rendevous 
1835 meters      -21, Winds were10-15 KPH ENE --Round House
1650 meters      -21, 2 cm in 12 Hrs, 14 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 198 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .    -20, 5 cm in 12 Hrs, 15 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 134 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -15, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -1.8, 8.8 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 hrs we have overcast skies, variable visibility and snowing very lightly.


Unsettled cold weather for today with a mix of sun & cloud in a Northerly flow aloft. Even colder valley temperatures tomorrow with a mix of sun and cloud. Might be wrong on this one, but the low to our South could easily send some precipitation our way Tuesday night into Wednesday. We are just on the edge but have to think its coming. More weather on the way for the latter part of the week.
Guesstimates: Trace-2 cm by Tuesday morning, 4-6 cm by Wednesday morning, 10-15 cm by Thursday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Cold unsettled weather for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Unsettled weather with cold temperatures, ? -25 in the valley.

    We may see some snow from the low on Wednesday morning, not sure yet but possible.


    An avalanche near Rock Creek, Oregon has killed a snowmobiler. Article below.              Net Pic

    Avalanche control on Whistler produced Sz 2 soft slabs Xe & Sc.

    Yesterday on Blackcomb Sc produced Sz 1-1.5 soft slabs.

    There was some releases in the new snow. Soft slabs.


    Loosing your pass can be a one year event including bike park privileges. Is it worth poaching??

    Conditions in the alpine are very good!!

    Its good to be seen!!!

    Lower Disease Ridge was busy.

    Melt freeze-melt freeze-slow glide-melt freeze-melt freeze-more creep-melt freeze and so on!!

    Not as busy in Spanky's yesterday.

    Nester's weather plot-660 meters, 8.8 mm of precipitation recorded there on Sunday.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

North Callaghan: Jan 11, 2020

Cayoosh Pass: Jan 12, 2020


Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Avalanche Control: 3 Mile Gap


Skier dies after avalanche on Mount Hector: Alberta

An avalanche has killed a snowmobiler near Rock Creek: Oregon

From mining towns to ski resorts, avalanches have killed dozens in: North Idaho Mountains

Avalanche pushes car off road in Little Cottonwood canyon: Utah

Third avalanche victim in Silver Mtn avalanche found with : Recco

Arctic Outflow Warning: Whistler

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