8 Feb 2020

February 8, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Friday morning, overcast and 0 Dec C.

    Challenging visibility depending on elevation and timing.

    Strong winds in the alpine.

    Better visibility on the lower mountain.

    Friday February 7, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. -2.7 Deg C with a 10-50 KPH SE wind.

    From same timeframe as above.

    Deep low very close by early Friday afternoon.

    Snowing at 15:30 Hrs.


Weather Observations for February 8, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters  -10, Winds were 65-100 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -9, Winds were  30-50 KPH WSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -7, Winds were  35-50 KPH NNE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -7, Winds were    5-15 KPH NW--Round House
1650 meters    -6, 11 cm in 12 Hrs, 13 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 258 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -5,   8 cm in 12 Hrs, 10 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 178 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.7, 5.9 mm of precip yesterday.



    As of 07:00 Hrs we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

A weakening broad upper trough will give way to a large high pressure today in a North Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level might spike to 1000 meters today, dropping back to surface tonight.  Sunny weather until Tuesday when a very weak short wave trough will bring some cloud and a chance of some flurries. Unsettled weather for Wednesday with another weak frontal band for Thursday into Friday. No precipitation expected until Tuesday.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     Upper trough will give way to a building ridge today. Outflow winds.






    Fronts along the coast.

     High pressure with sunny skies for Sunday. Outflow winds.





      High pressure for Monday, some cloud will likely spill in from the low.





    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in Armenia has killed three servicemen. Article below.                                  Net Pic

    Yesterday on Blackcomb, Sc Sz 1's soft slabs. Nc Sz 1.

    Avalanche mitigation on Whistler yesterday Xc Sz 2-2.5. Sc produced some Sz 1 soft slabs. 




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Tough visibility at 2180 meters. Icing in the am.

    With limited visibility always a good idea to ski cautiously.

    Dumping in the valley at 15:30 Hrs.

    Catskinner weather plot received 15 cm of new snow overnight with a base of





AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Musical Bumps: Feb 5, 2020

Hollyburn: Feb 6, 2020



VIDEOS:

Whistler Weather with meteorologist: David Jones



ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed 3 servicemen in: Armenia

Avalanches close Little Cottonwood canyon, shutting down Alta & Snowbird: Utah

Backcountry Avalanche Forecast: NAC

More avalanche activity in France: Pistehors.com

DEC issues avalanche warning for Adirondacks: New York State

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