11 Feb 2020

February 11, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Super Snow Moon Monday morning.

    First Light.

    Snow Moon going down.                                                                                         Rick Meloff Pic

    Groomers were fun on Monday.


    Monday February 10, 2020. 12:00  Hrs. 0 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH West wind.

    Monday same time frame as above.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.

    Tracks off Blackcomb Peak.

    More cloud pushed in for the pm.

    Great light in the afternoon.

    Colours were spectacular later in the pm.

    Just before sunset.


Weather Observations for February 11, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -7, Winds were 55-75 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -7, Winds were 60-80 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were 20-40 KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -5, Winds were 30-50 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters    -3, trace in 12 Hrs, trace in 24 Hrs, Base 248 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -2, trace in 12 Hrs, trace in 24 Hrs, Base 170 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +3.4, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

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


FORECAST:

Weak ridging for today from the West with a weak upper front approaching our Eastern boundaries in a Northerly flow aloft. Unsettled weather for today with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of some very light snow flurries in the am. Cloudy weather will persist into Wednesday with the ridge rebuilding Wednesday afternoon with some periods of sunshine. More cloud by the evening before a cold front moves into our area with periods of light precipitation for Thursday. A series of frontal bands will push through over the weekend in a moist Westerly flow. Guesstimates: trace-2 cm by Wednesday morning, 0 cm by Thursday morning, 8-12 cm by Friday morning, 4-8 cm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     Cool temperatures for today with the chance of being brushed by a front to our east.







    Fronts along the coast.

     Ridge rebuilds for Wednesday with sunny periods in the afternoon.





     Low to the North will send a cold front our way Thursday with cool temperatures.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in Austria has killed a person. Article below.

    RCMP have suspended search for snowmobiler missing in avalanche in North Eastern B.C.

    Recent burial on Locomotive Mountain, check out MIN report below.                    Hoffy166 Pic

    Moist loose debris in Lakeside from Sunday.

    Old pinwheeling.



    After hour skiers track on Blackcomb Peak.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    And that is a cornice over there!!

    Monday was another beautiful day.

    Many tracks out there.

    Carona taken on Monday.

    The backcountry was a popular place to be over the weekend.

    Upper Disease Ridge.

    Cool light yesterday afternoon.

    Later in the afternoon.


AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Circle Lake: Feb 8, 2020

Locomotive Mtn: Feb 8, 2020

Phalanx North: Feb 9, 2020

Parkhurst: Feb 9, 2020

9 Th Hole Cornice release: Feb 10, 2020



VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Bike race on Snow: Pileup



ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed a person in the Stubi Alps: Austria

Update on the avalanche in North Eastern B.C.: Chetwynd

I survived an avalanche: Rod Reimer

History shows Adirondack avalanche risks are Real: Eastern States

130 avalanche reported over 3-Day period in Colorado: OutThere

Skier dies after falling in tree well at Steamboat Resort: Colorado

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