17 Feb 2020

February 17, 2020


    Early Sunday morning.

    Multiple cloud layers in the morning.

    Overcast and snowing lightly at around 12:30.

    Sunday February 16, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. -7.1 Deg C with a 15-20 KPH ESE wind.

    Sunday afternoon.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.

    Visibility was an issue at times after the front pushed in.

    There were some breaks in the afternoon.

    Weekend Chutes near the end of the day.

Weather Observations for February 17, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -13, Winds were   5-15 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -11, Winds were 10-15 KPH NNW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -11, Winds were     0-5 KPH NNE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -10, Winds were   0-10 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters    -12, trace in 12 Hrs, trace in 24 Hrs, Base 242 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -10, trace in 12 Hrs, tace  in 24 Hrs, Base 167 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.6,  trace of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 this am we have high scattered cloud nd unlimited visibility.


A building ridge of high pressure will bring mostly sunny weather for today in a Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level will remain at or below surface. Ridge strengthens on Tuesday for sunny skies and a spike in the FL. Wednesday and Thursday are both looking like nice sunny days before a series of fronts arrive for Friday into the weekend. Guesstimates: no new snow until Friday.

    GOES IR mage from this am.

    High pressure building in today.

    Fronts along the coast.

     High pressure strengthens Tuesday.

     High pressure remains for Wednesday.


    An avalanche has killed two snowbikers near Vail CO. Article below.                               CAIC Pic

     No avalanche mitigation on Whistler Sunday. No new avalanche activity.

    On Blackcomb more cornice control. Xc on Sunday morning. Watch for debris in the bowls!!!


    Drifting Snow.

    Snow Flurries in the afternoon. 13:30 Hrs.

    By 14:30 hrs yesterday afternoon

    Awesome tour to get an understanding of the subject.

    Avalanche Hut is at the top of the Blackcomb Gondola.

    Peak to Valley race coming up on February 21-22, 2020.

    Did you hear there may be a storm a brewin for the weekend?


Oboe Basin: Feb 16, 2020

Sky Pilot: Feb 16, 2020


Recent Avalanche : Utah

Deep in Montana: Avalanche Guys


Searchers recover 2 killed in an avalanche while snowbiking in Colorado: Vail

Report on the 2 snowbikers killed: CAIC

Ski Tourers hit by an avalanche in Davos Monstien: Switzerland

Rescue operation resumes for one missing in Gurez avalanche: Kashmir

Hatcher Pass Avalanche Forecast: Alaska

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