8 Jan 2020

January 8, 2020


    Nester's Weather Plot 06:30 Hrs Tuesday morning. 51.6 mm of precipitation recorded yesterday.

    First lift up.

    Morning Rip!!

    Awesome turns on the lower mountain. High in the valley yesterday was +0.3 Deg C.

    Tuesday January 7, 2020. 12:00 hrs. -1.4 with a 15-55 KPH East wind.

    Same time frame as above image.  -1 Deg C.

    Tuesday evening in the valley. We certainly got lucky with the freezing level!!!

Weather Observations for January 8, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -11, Winds were 40-60 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -11, Winds were 40-50 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -9, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE --Rendevous 
1835 meters      -9, Winds were 25-50 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters      -7, 14 cm in 12 Hrs, 45 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 202 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .    -8, 15 cm in 12 Hrs, 43 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 135 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.3, 51.6 mm of precip yesterday.

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


A weak upper trough will bring unsettled weather for today in a Northwest flow aloft. Mostly cloudy for today with some periodic snow flurries and the freezing level dropping below surface. Weak ridging will bring a few breaks today. Thursday will see more breaks as the high influences this area with cold temperatures. Another frontal band arrives Thursday night with light/moderate snow fall into Friday. More unsettled weather Saturday with a mix of sun and cloud. Another weak frontal band Sunday before the cold Arctic High moves into our zone Monday. Guesstimates: Trace-1 cm by Thursday morning, 2-6 cm by Friday morning, 15-20 cm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Upper trough moves down the coast, Arctic high pushing closer to our zone for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Arctic high pushes into our zone on Thursday.

        Low moves down the coast with strong winds and more precipitation for Friday.


    An avalanche in the Poonch district of Kashmir has killed a porter. Article below. Net File Pic

    An avalanche has killed 2 people on Silver Mountain Resort, Idaho. Article below.      Net Pic

    Avalanche control on Tuesday, produced Sz 1-2 Xt, Xe, Sc.


    Awesome snow right to the valley Tuesday morning.

    At one point in time it was likely snowing 5 cm per hour, in the valley.

    Snowing at 16:15 hours.

    Time to buddy up!

    From 06:15 to 14:15 hours 28 cm was on the board at 1570 meters. Base 130.

    Piling up!!

    Snowing 2 cm per hour later in the afternoon.

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From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Kees & Claire's Hut: Jan 6, 2020


Whistler Weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Avalanche Footage: Pyrenees

Wet Climax Avalanche: Brevant Piste


Army Porter killed in Jammu Avalanche, 3 rescued: Northern India

2 Dead, 5 rescued after an avalanche on Silver Mountain Resort: Idaho

Avalanche warnings in place for the Mountains of N. Idaho: IPAC

What you should know about avalanches, whilst in a Ski Resort: Snow Guide

Considering considerable and other considerations: Steve Blake

More avalanche closures in Southern B.C.: Castnet

Highway 3, Kootney Pass closed due to avalanche hazard: Drive B.C.

Backcountry enthusiasts urged to avoid avalanche terrain in North & South Columbia's: AvCan

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