7 Feb 2020

February 7, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Overcast with light flurries Thursday morning.

    Thin clouds in the am.

    Overcast but the visibility was not that bad.

    Soft snow in the alpine.

    Big conglomerates in the valley at 11:00 Hrs.

    Thursday February 6, 2020. 11:30 Hrs. - 3.7 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH East Breeze. Snowing.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture Thursday afternoon.

    End of the day at 1860 meters, 15:30 hrs. -2.9 Deg C with a 10-15 KPH SE wind.



Weather Observations for February 7, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -7, Winds were 30-45 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -7, Winds were 30-35 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -5, Winds were 10-30 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters    -5, 1 cm in 12 Hrs, 8 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 252 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -5, 2 cm in 12 Hrs, 9 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 173 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.3, 3.1 mm of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

The stalled weak front is slowly exiting the area today with more than expected precipitation left behind. Another frontal band will bring light to moderate precipitation for today in a Westerly flow aloft, with moderate to strong winds in the alpine by this afternoon. The freezing level will max out at around 1200 meters, dropping to surface with the passage of the front. High pressure aloft will bring sunny weather for Saturday into Tuesday. Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low will bring precipitation for today with an impulse of moderate precipitation by this evening.






    Fronts along the coast.

    High builds in for Saturday.





     More sunny weather for Sunday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:
    Update on the avalanche in Turkey below.                                                                          Net Pic

    No avalanche mitigation procedures yesterday on Blackcomb, some Sz 1 Na soft slabs noted.

    No avalanche mitigation on Whistler yesterday, a  few Sz 1 Na soft slab noted.

    Loose wet on some steep terrain along Hwy 99!!!




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Where the sun don't shine.

    Serious amount of rime.

    Did you get a ticket to the Raven Backcountry Festival this weekend??!!

    Heard the Raven Backcountry Festival is sold out.

    Snowing in Pemberton Thursday afternoon.

    Snowing at Nester's weather plot Thursday evening. 3.1 mm recorded yesterday.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Diamond Head: Feb 3, 2020

Round Mountain: Feb 6, 2020


VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Play safe this weekend: Avalanche Guys



ARTICLES:

Death toll rises to 41 in the avalanches in: Turkey

I took an avalanche safety class because my Dad almost died in one: Enterprise-Record

Much of Colorado Backcountry under avalanche watch: CAIC

Verbier warns about "Current High Avalanche Danger": Switzerland

Delicate situation for backcountry enthusiasts: Tyrol

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