15 Feb 2020

February 15, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Friday morning, 0 Deg C as of 07:30 Hrs.

    Some cloud around in the am.

    A nice break in the am.

    Snow line in the valley.

    Nice holes in the late am.

    At around noon.

    Soft snow in gully features.

    Friday February 14, 2020. 14:30 Hrs

    Satellite image from same time frame as above image.

    Big picture Friday. Nice looking pume of moisture but likely a Southerly trajectory.

    Friday afternoon.


Weather Observations for February 15, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -8, Winds were 45-65 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -8, Winds were 50-65 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -5, Winds were 15-40 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    -4, 4 cm in 12 Hrs, 4 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 246 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -5, 2 cm in 12 Hrs, 2 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 170 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.6, 0.2 mm of precip yesterday.

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


FORECAST:

A weak warm front and trailing cold front will bring periods of light precipitation for today in a North Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 1000 meters and drop quickly back to surface with the passage of the cold font. A weak trough for Sunday will bring unsettled weather with the possibility of some snow flurries around noon. Sunny breaks are also possible in the afternoon. An upper level ridge begins to build Sunday night for some sunny weather on Monday in to Thursday. Guesstimates: 2-6 cm by Sunday morning, trace to 1 cm by Monday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     Weak front for today with a quick spike in the FL





    Fronts along the coast.

    Weak trough for Sunday.






   .  High pressure builds for Monday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in the Gurez District in Kashmir has buried three people. Article below.    Net Pic



    Avalanche mitigation on Whistler yesterday, some Sz 1-2 Xe, Xc, Sc. Cornice debris in bowls.

    On Blackcomb some Sz 1-2 Xe, Xc. Cornice chunks to Sz 1-2.

    Old activity in Lakeside bowl.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Awesome looking morning,

    Have the gear if you venture into the backcountry.

    In the cloud at 2300 meters.

    Some deep snow in Wildside.                                                                                 Rick Meloff Pic


    Race on Gandy Dancer.

    Still seeing exposed rain crust in the backcountry.

    The Curl.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Joffre Group: Feb 12, 2020



VIDEOS:

Kicking Horse: FWT 20



ARTICLES:

Three people have been buried in an avalanche in Gurez District: Kashmir

Two skiers killed in an avalanche near Simplon Pass: Switzerland

Kargil Police advise public to avoid avalanche prone zones: Ladakh

What to know before you run in the snow: ATRA

Should you go out with a Guide: FreeSkier

Saturday Sunday Blackouts: Al's Blog

Arapahoe Basin opens terrain on the East Wall for first time this year: Colorado  

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