18 Jan 2020

January 18, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Awesome snow Friday morning.

    Nice turns in Lakeside Bowl Friday morning.

    Even the cut up powder was soft.

    Blackcomb Glacier Friday afternoon.

    Blackcmb Glacier.

    Whistler Friday afternoon.

    Faller's Pillow.

    Friday afternoon.

    Big picture from Friday afternoon.


Weather Observations for January 18, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -8, Winds were   75-95 KPH ENE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -8, Winds were 85-115 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -6, Winds were   20-40 KPH SE --Rendevous 
1835 meters    -6, Winds were   20-50 KPH ENE--Round House
1650 meters    -5, 8 cm in 12 Hrs, 8 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 211 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -7, 9 cm in 12 Hrs, 9 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 144 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters  -13, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -8.6, trace of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies, variable visibility and snowin 1 cm per hour.


FORECAST:

A warm front will bring moderate snowfall to our zone today in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 1500 meters. Storm continues into Sunday with the potential of the FL rising to 2000 meters by Sunday night in a Southwesterly flow aloft. A trailing cold front will bring the FL back down to around 1000 meters Monday afternoon. Periods of light snow Wednesday with drier conditions, with a series of frontal bands continuing into at least next Saturday. Guesstimates: 18-26 cm by Sunday morning, 10-15 cm by Monday morning above 1800 meters, 10-15 cm by Tuesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low will send frontal bands our way for today with a slowly rising FL.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Warmer on Sunday with a Southwesterly flow aloft.






    Low continues to send frontal bands with slightly cooler temperatures.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche crashes into home in Saint Johns, Nfld. Article below.                                 Net Pic

     An avalanche in Alpine Meadows has killed a skier. Article below.                                   Net Pic

    7 people missing after an avalanche in Nepal. Article below.                                                 Net Pic


    Some holes Xh Whistler. Other results Sz 1-2 Xh & Xe Friday.

     Sz 1 Xh from Friday on Blackcomb.

   Sz 2 Poop Chutes Xh.

    Xh Sz 2 Poop Chutes.

    Na Sz 2 from Thursday Night?

    West Bowl.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Rimed trees back side of Whistler.

    Blackcomb Peak.

    Mount Currie.

    Returning from a Medi-evac.


FROM AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Cerise Creek: Jan 16, 2020

Duffey Lake: Jan 17, 2020

Cayoosh PassJan 17, 2020



VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with Meteorologist: David Jones

Recent Avalanche: Little Cottonwood Canyon



ARTICLES:

Fatal avalanche thunders into Tahoe's Alpine Mountain Resort: California

Avalanche in Nepal leaves at least 7 missing: Kathmandu

Forecasters warn of rising avalanche danger in BC.'s South Coast: Sea to Sky

Avalanche in Saint John's neighbourhood prompts evacuation: New Foundland

Islamic relief mobilises teams in response to extreme snowfall: Pakistan

Colorado mountain highways closed by snow: Avalanche risk

Fresh avalanche warning issued: Kashmir

Snowfall warning: Whistler

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