5 Feb 2020

February 5, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Tuesday morning, -6 in the valley at 07:30 hrs. Good temperatures for snow making.

    Overcast with unlimited visibility at 08:00.

    Jersey Cream wall and Cafe Cliffs..

    Cold damp day.

    Tuesday February 4, 2020. 13:30 Hrs. -6.3 Deg C with a 15-40 KPH SW wind.

    Tuesday afternoon.

    Big picture on Tuesday afternoon.

    Near the end of the day, snow guns still making nice snow on Zig Zag.


Weather Observations for February 5, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -5, Winds were 30-45 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -6, Winds were 35-45 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -3, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -3, Winds were 10-30 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters    -3, 6 cm in 12 Hrs, 7 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 249 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -6, 5 cm in 12 Hrs, 6 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 168 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -1.7, 5.3 mm of precip yesterday.


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


FORECAST:

A weak warm front will bring periods of very light snowfall for this morning in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 1600 meters and the air mass will dry out by this afternoon. We can expect mostly cloudy skies with another warm front arriving early Thursday morning with a bit of precipitation. The FL for Thursday will be in the 1200-1000 meter range. A slightly stronger front will arrive early Friday morning with a impulse of precipitation in the evening. Drying trend for Saturday into the weekend as an offshore ridge builds. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Thursday morning, 3-6 cm by Friday morning, 5-10 cm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Warm front will hang around today with the Fl on the rise.





    Fronts along the coast.

     More of the same with the FL dropping slightly.





     Low will send us a bit more precipitation and the FL drops down to around 1000 meters.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    5 killed, 7 rescued in an avalanche in Turkey. Article Below.                                               Net Pic

    Rescue team wiped out in another avalanche. Article below.                                                Net Pic



    No avalanche control on Blackcomb yesterday, some Sz 1 soft slabs reported.

    No avalanche control on Whistler yesterday, some Sz 1 soft slabs noted in the alpine.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Navigating Cougar Chutes, flat light but nice snow.

    Grey on Grey.

    Roof Avalanche.

    Pre release.

    Close but no cigar!! Image from Tuesday afternoon.

    As of 14:30 hrs on Tuesday 1 cm of new snow recorded, base 165 cm at 1570 meters.

    Warm air aloft in the afternoon, icing on the goggles at 17-1900 meters.

    Snowing in the valley Tuesday night. 5.3 mm recorded on Tuesday.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:



VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Don't discount shallow slopes: Avalanche Guys



ARTICLES:

5 Killed, 7 rescued in an avalanche in the Bahcesaray District: Turkey

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team, 31 dead overall: Eastern Turkey

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