27 Feb 2020

February 27, 2020


    Some mid level cloud in the am.

    Tricouni Peak Wednesday morning.


    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.


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.


    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.


    Surface hoar growing yesterday morning.

    People were enjoying the reset.

    Heading to the lady.

    Decent turns to be had.

    Wedge Mountain.


No new MIN Reports.


Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Avalanche that killed snow bikers: Explanation

Skier caught in avalanche: One page news


Snowmobiler dies in Unalaska Island Avalanche: Alaska

11 Best avalanche airbag backpacks 2020: Best Snow Gear

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