28 Jan 2020

January 28, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Snow line was at 900 meters early Monday morning.

    Powder Mountain Monday morning.

    It was an awesome morning.

    Amazing light in the am.

    Good turns to be had.

    Clouds started moving in around noon.

    Monday January 27, 2020. 14:30 Hrs. -5.5 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH Southeast wind.

    Monday Afternoon.

     Big Picture Monday Afternoon.

    Front began to push in by the afternoon.

    Ipsoot Mountain.

    Near days end. Some Lenticular Clouds


Weather Observations for January 28, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -6, Winds were 20-25 KPH ESE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -4, Winds were   5-10 KPH W --Rendevous 
1835 meters    -3, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters    -3, 9 cm in 12 Hrs, 9 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 239 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -3, 8 cm in 12 Hrs, 8 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 168 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +5.1, 1.4 mm of precip yesterday.


   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies & variable visibility.


FORECAST:

A weak low pressure will bring unsettled conditions today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. A weak ridge will bring sunny breaks later as the upper flow switches to Northwesterly. The freezing level will hover in the 1200 meter range. A cold front will arrive Wednesday morning with light/moderate precipitation in a quick impulse before drying out by Wednesday night. We may see a few brief sunny breaks late Wednesday afternoon. A warm front will push through on Thursday and this will begin the warm, wet, windy weather into Saturday. A weak atmospheric river with a taste of pineapple is here for Friday. Guesstimates: 2-5 cm by Wednesday morning, 15-20 cm by Thursday morning, 12-16 cm by Friday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    An upper low will bring mostly unsettled conditions for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Cold front for Wednesday, high to the South still sending warm temps this way.





        Warm front for Thursday. Large low in the Gulf of Alaska.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Avalanche control on Whistler produced a few Sz 1-2 Xe, Xc, Sc, Xt.

    Avalanche control on Blackcomb produced some  Sz 1-2 Xe, Xc, Sc. Sz 2 with cornice debris.

    Small slab on Bushrat.

    Old fracture lines still evident in the backcountry..

    Dry loose on some terrain features yesterday.

    Recent avalanche in Utah, Click> South Fork Lake Canyon                                        UAC Image




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Early morning light.

    White Tusk

   Serac's on Cheakamus Glacier.

    Sun warming in Lakeside required it to be closed. More passes taken for a year!!!

    Spindrift.

    Tantalus range.

    There were a lot of happy sliders Monday.

    Glistening dry light snow.

    Good times had by all.

    Looking Good.

    Just one of those days.


AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:



VIDEOS:

Whistler Weather with meteorologist: David Jones



ARTICLES:

A woman has been killed by a roof avalanche North of Blewelt Pass: Washington State

Hwy 1 closed on Monday near Golden due to: High Avalanche Risk

Seven Caught, one dead following seven avalanches over 5-Day period: Colorado

Backcountry Beacons: Adventure Pro Magazine

The Future of U.S. Weather Prediction will be decided in the next Month: Cliff Mass

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