28 Feb 2020

February 28, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    A few breaks in the morning.

    There was some visibility issues up and down. Moisture and freezing rain on the googles.


    Fun despite the issues.

    It was tough to navigate at times.

    Thursday February 27, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -2 Deg c with a 25-45 KPH SE wind.

    Image from around noon.

    Big picture Thursday at noon.

    Into the valley cloud & fog. Very moist day in the clouds, 100 % Humidity at times.


    15:00 hrs Thursday, +3 deg C.

    Dry later in the day, 17:00 Hrs -1.6 deg C


Weather Observations for February 28, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -4, Winds were 50-65 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -4, Winds were 50-65 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -3, Winds were 20-35 KPH ESE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -2, Winds were 20-40 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters    -1, 1 cm in 12 Hrs, 2 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 249 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -2, trace in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 170 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +3.5, 0.6 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility and snowing lightly.


FORECAST:

A warm front will push through this morning with periods of light to moderate precipitation in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level has the potential to rise to 1500 meters dropping back to 800 meters tonight with the passage of the trailing cold front. Saturday will be unsettled as an upper level trough leaves the area Saturday morning with a dry air mass and a weak ridge building for the afternoon. Looks to be a nice afternoon with a mix of sun and cloud. Sunday is looking to be a mostly dry cloudy day with the chance of some flurries. Guesstimates: 10-20 cm by Saturday morning, trace-1 cm by Sunday morning, trace -1cm by Monday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


     Low will send some precipitation today with a warm front followed by a cold front.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Weak ridging for Saturday, low is exiting to the east.





      Ridge will slowly weaken on Monday with clouds moving in by the afternoon.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Another soldier has died in an avalanche in the Gurez District. Article below.                     Net Pic

    Sa Sz 2 from Wednesday. NE asp 1900 meters. 28 Deg start Zone.                           Andre Ike Pic

    No new avalanche activity on Blackcomb. A few Sz 1 windslabs reported on Whistler.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Surface Hoar in the Petersen Zone on Wednesday.                                                     Andre Ike Pic

    Top of GE.

    Super G on Gandy Dancer.

    We have had 34 cm of snow in the past 7 days.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No new MIN reports for the Sea to Sky


VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Boy falls into a hole and is buried: Happy Ending



ARTICLES:

Avalanche claims life of yet another Indian Soldier: Kashmir

Q & A with an Avalanche Dog Handler: Ski Utah

Here is why avalanches kill more people in Colorado than any other State: OutThere

Skiers and snowboarders send snow data to climate scientists: Climate Connections

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