10 Mar 2014

March 10, 2014

    Controlled avalanche on Shale Slope early Sunday morning.

    Xl (avalauncher projectile) on Triplex B yesterday morning.

    Na (Natural avalanche) during the storm on Saturday-Sunday.

    Xh (helicopter deployed explosive) weather station gully off Phalanx Ridge, Blackcomb Glacier.

    Explosive testing in Horstman Glacier.

   Some great cumulus clouds around yesterday morning.

Thanks to Aaron Leyland for submitting these photos (6) from a trip into Seagrams Lake area yesterday. Size 3 wet avalanche out of high falls.

North West face of Triconi.

Weather observations for March 10, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hrs this am.

2240 meters      -8, winds were 20-40 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -7, winds were 20-30 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -6, winds were 20-40 KPH from the S
1835 meters      -5, winds were 10-30 KPH from the S
1650 meters      -4, no new snow, Base 252 cm
1550 meters      -3, no new snow, Base 203 cm
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temperature,

For the forecast, the upper level ridge with a Northwesterly flow aloft will bring mostly dry unsettled weather to our zone for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday morning may also be fairly nice but a change is expected in the afternoon. Possible for a weak upper disturbance to create clouds and light precipitation for Wednesday night into Thursday and Friday. More on the end of the week in a later post. Possible flurries for today but unlikely.

Avalanches from size 1-3 were evident Sunday from explosive testing, ski cutting, naturals during the storm and a few skier accidental releases (Sa) in the corridor.

    Satellite image from Sunday morning.

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    The sun, once out, took no time to warm the snow up.

    +6 degrees in the valley melted the new snow fairly quickly, hope the driver had rubber boots.

    Wind was still strong at times Sunday morning, spindrift in centre of picture.

    Still day light at 19:15 hours.

    Lift line on Glacier chair only took 11 minutes to negotiate.

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