1 Feb 2020

February 1, 2020


    Keener's for first lift Friday morning. Raining in the valley.

    Snowing at Mid Blackcomb Gondola.

    Decent snow if you were there for the first hour.

    Friday January 31, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. 0 Deg C with a 20-50 KPH South wind.

    Friday afternoon.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.

    By 14:30 hrs 5 cm of new recorded at 1570 meters, 16.7 mm of precipitation, Base 184 cm.

    15:00 Hrs Friday. + 6.8 Deg C.

Weather Observations for February 1, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -4, Winds were 130-170 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -3, Winds were 100-140 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -2, Winds were     35-80 KPH S --Rendevous 
1835 meters    -1, Winds were   30-100 KPH W--Round House
1650 meters     0, 8 cm in 12 Hrs, 18 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 260 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters     0, 6 cm in 12 Hrs, 18 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 165 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +6.8, 49.2 mm of precip yesterday.

102 mm recorded at Pig Alley. 64.2 mm recorded at Catskinner in the past 24 hours.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and snowing lightly.


A weakening cold front will push through this am in a Westerly flow aloft. Unsettled weather for this afternoon with a mix of sun and cloud with the freezing level dropping to surface. A weak cold front will push through on Sunday with cold temperatures and periods of very light snowfall in a Northerly flow aloft. An upper level ridge builds behind the cold front for a dry mostly sunny day on Monday. A weak warm front is forecasted to arrive on Tuesday. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Sunday morning, 4-6 cm by Monday morning, trace-1 cm by Tuesday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Cool unsettled weather by Saturday afternoon.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Weak front on Sunday.

    High pressure will dominate Monday.


     More avalanche deaths in France after recent storm. Articles below.                          Net Pic

    Minimal avalanche control yesterday, Sz 1-2 Xe, Xc, Sc. Some Na Sz 1 observed.

    Small slabs yesterday morning, Sz 1 wet loose observed in the afternoon.


    Job security!!

    Alpine lifts remained closed yesterday. Maximum gusts were 180 KPH.

    There was some fun to be had in the morning.

    In the past week we have had 88 cm of new snow.

    Raining in the valley at noon.

    Nester's weather station received 49.2 mm yesterday. Squamish recorded 115 mm yesterday.




Two skiers killed in an avalanche in Les Sybelles Ski Area: France

Multiple avalanche accidents in the Alps: France

Nels Nelsen Ski Jump closed due to avalanche risk: Revelstoke

Weighing risk and reward in the AK Backcountry: Teton Gravity

'My baby's toy torch saved me from death': Kashmir Avalanche

Backcountry Avalanche Forecast: Northwest Avalanche Centre

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