22 Feb 2020

February 22, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Sunrise was at 07:12 Hours on Friday.

    Clouds to our South early Friday morning.

    Cloudier as the day progressed.

    Ideal Peak to Valley conditions.

    Top pitch of the Saddle.

    Friday February 21, 2020. 16:00 hrs.

    Image taken around same time frame as above.

    Satellite image from 15:45 Hrs.

   There were lots of cool clouds on Saturday.

    Early Afternoon.

Weather Observations for February 22, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -7, Winds were 45-60 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -7, Winds were 35-50 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were 15-25 KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -5, Winds were 20-35 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    -3, 11 cm in 12 Hrs, 11 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 248 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -4, 10 cm in 12 Hrs, 10 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 170 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +6.9, 0.2 mm of precip yesterday.


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


FORECAST:

Unsettled weather for today as a weak front passes through this morning, with weak ridging in its wake. Westerly flow aloft with the freezing level hovering in the 1200 meter range. Stronger frontal band arriving tonight with steady light precipitation into Sunday night. Lingering flurries possible Monday morning with unsettled weather expected for Monday. Looking mostly unsettled for next week with a system moving in on Friday. Guesstimates: 4-8 cm by Sunday morning, 12-16 cm by Monday morning, trace-2 cm by Tuesday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


     Weak trough being pushed out by weak high, unsettled for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Low will bring more snow for Sunday.





     High begins to push back into the area, unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud on Monday.




            AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

             Sz 4, Whistlers Peak near Jasper. Article below. Remotely triggered by a skier.

    No new avalanche activity observed on Whistler or Blackcomb yesterday.


     INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Heading to Tower 4. Blue Sky in the early am.

    Nice light in the morning.

    Mount Garibaldi.

    Saturday Peak to Valley--166 gates, 136 Competitors, fastest time -Jack Crawford 4.53.62

    Clinic is busy!!

    Avalanche Awareness Days February 21-22, 2020. Come to the avalanche hut this weekend.





AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

All quiet in the Sea to Sky Corridor.


VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Moose is loose: Fast Moose


ARTICLES:

Sz 4 avalanche,  Whistlers Peak in Jasper National Park: Parks Mountain Safety

Avalanche Awareness Days February 22-23, 2020: Avalanche Hut

Why you should have an avalanche safety course and what to expect: BurtonBlog

Avalanche victims lacked location devices: Norway

Ladies-Introduction to the backcountry: ColdSmoke

Beware of parking in avalanche prone areas: Colorado

Ski Resorts under fire for flying in snow by helicopter: France

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