27 Feb 2020

February 27, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Some mid level cloud in the am.

    Tricouni Peak Wednesday morning.

    Airtime.

    Lots of clouds around Wednesday.

    Wednesday February 26, 2020. 15:00 Hrs. -3.9 Deg c with a 20-25 KPH West wind.

    Satellite image From Wednesday afternoon.

    Big Picture Wednesday afternoon.

    Later in the afternoon.


Weather Observations for February 27, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -6, Winds were 40-45 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -5, Winds were 30-40 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE --Rendezvous
1835 meters    -4, Winds were 10-30 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    -2, trace in 12 Hrs, trace in 24 Hrs, Base 250 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -3, trace in 12 Hrs, trace in 24 Hrs, Base 171 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.8, trace of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

A weak warm front will push onshore today followed by a trailing cold front in a Westerly flow aloft.
We can expect periods of light precipitation and the freezing level will rise to the 1500+? range for today. Another more active warm front scheduled for Friday with a trailing cold front and the FL ranging from 1500 meters down to 900 meters with the passage of the cold front. Lingering cloud Saturday with another weak front but a drier air mass. Ditto for Sunday before we get some unsettled weather early next week. Guesstimates: 2-8 cm by Friday morning, 10-15 cm by Saturday morning. 1-4 cm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     Low keeping clouds and a moist air mass in the area for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Low will bring more precipitation to the area today.





     Low and cooler temperatures for Saturday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has claimed the life of a snowmobiler on Unalaska Island. Article below. Net pic

    No new avalanches observed on Blackcomb. Several Sz 1 wet loose on Whistler on steep solar asp.

    Wet loose observed yesterday.

    Old avalanche debris at the bottom of Mount Currie.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Surface hoar growing yesterday morning.

    People were enjoying the reset.

    Heading to the lady.

    Decent turns to be had.

    Wedge Mountain.





AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No new MIN Reports.




VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Avalanche that killed snow bikers: Explanation

Skier caught in avalanche: One page news



ARTICLES:

Snowmobiler dies in Unalaska Island Avalanche: Alaska

11 Best avalanche airbag backpacks 2020: Best Snow Gear

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