26 Feb 2020

February 26, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Tuesday morning.

    Overcast, High for the day in the valley was +1.4 Deg C.

    Tuesday February 25, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -1 with a 10-30 KPH South wind. Snowing lightly.

    Tuesday afternoon.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

    Just below a layer of moist thick cloud and fog.

    Thick moist cloud layers in the afternoon.


Weather Observations for February 26, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -8, Winds were 30-40 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -8, Winds were 20-25 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -7, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -6, Winds were 15-25 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters    -4, trace in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 252 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -5, trace in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 175 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.4, 0.8 mm of precip yesterday.

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



FORECAST:

A weak ridge has begun to build for today in a North Westerly flow aloft. Unsettled today with some cloud this am with sunny breaks in the mix. A weak warm front arrives tonight with light precipitation into Thursday evening. The freezing level will rise to around 1200 meters dropping back to 1000 m tonight.  A very short break before the next warm front arrives for early Friday morning, bringing more light precipitation and rising freezing levels (1400 m) with a trailing cold front. An upper trough will bring some intermittent precipitation for Saturday, with a drying trend on Sunday but with mostly cloudy weather. Guesstimates: 2-6 cm by Thursday morning, 2-6 cm by Friday morning, 5-15 cm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.


     Low will send cloudy weather with a chance, the high may bring a sunny break this pm.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Weak front for Thursday, Low sending a Westerly zonal flow.





     More vigorous front for Friday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    100 people have died in avalanches in Kashmir in the past 3 years. Article below.           Net Pic

    No new avalanche activity on Whistler yesterday.

    No new avalanche activity on Blackcomb s well.



INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Snowing in the valley at 13:00 hrs.

    Challenging layer from 1100-1700 meters.

    Remote control car going for a spin.

    Trying to snow in the valley Tuesday evening. 0.8 mm recorded at 660 meters yesterday.

    By 14:30 hours yesterday afternoon 1 cm was recorded at 1570 meters. Base 177 cm.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

All quiet in the Sea to Sky Corridor.


VIDEOS:

Whistler Weather with meteorologist: David Jones


ARTICLES:

The snow bikers were prepared, But the "avalanche terrain trap" stole two of their lives: Colorado

Snow avalanches have killed 100 people in the past three years: Northern India

Why the U.S. should be the leader in Numerical Weather Prediction: Cliff Mass

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