23 Mar 2014

March 23, 2014

    Avalanche at Roza Khutor has killed 2 people, information below in article section.

    Snowing in the valley yesterday morning.

    Overcast in the valley, good visibility in the alpine.

    Great skiing in Pakalolo.

    The flurries made for a nice ski surface.

    Started breaking around 15:30 hrs.

Weather observations for March 23, 2014; taken at 06:00 hrs this am.

2240 meters      -11, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the S
2180 meters        -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1860 meters        -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters        -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1650 meters        -9, Trace of new snow, 2 cm in 24 hrs, Base 252 cm
1550 meters        -7, Trace of new snow, 3 cm in 24 hrs, Base 202 cm
  660 meters        -5, Valley temperature, 1.0 mm of precip yesterday , Max temp was +3.7

Presently in the alpine, clear skies with unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, an upper ridge moved into our zone last night, we can expect sunny skies this morning with clouds developing later today with a Northwest flow aloft. A cold front will displace the ridge tomorrow, expect unsettled condition for tomorrow with the chance of some flurries. The front will also affect us for Tuesday bringing, at times moderate snow fall in the evening. Another cool and moist upper trough will affect us on Wednesday into Thursday, before an atmospheric river approaches our zone for Friday. Hoping this goes South and we get brushed by this system. Guesstimates: 5-8 cm by Wednesday morning, 5-8 cm by Thursday morning, 10-15 cm by Friday morning, 20-25 cm by Saturday morning. Later amounts will be adjusted as we get closer to those dates.

    Lots of moisture out in the Pacific.

    Looking good for snow on Saturday, only time will paint the picture.

   Satellite image from March 22, 2014 at around 12:00 Hrs.

Conditions outlook: March 22-29, 2014: CAC Forecasters Blog

Sled skiing in BC: 3 Brothers

One person killed in an avalanche near Kashmir: Northern India

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance: Comments about Expansion Talks 

How Flute got its name: Whistorical

SAR Incident Summaries for March 10-16 2014: Emergency Management B.C.

Avalanche has killed 2 skiers at Roza Khutor: Ski venue for Sochi Olympics

    Very busy at the top of 7 Th Heaven.

Hi Wayne,

I use your website as a resource every week and really appreciate all the work and effort you put into it. We're fortunate to have such a great local tool. Please keep up the great work....

I summited Mt. Garibaldi yesterday Friday March 21 and was surprised to see how filled in the Warren and north Pitt Glaciers were. The 2 bergs on the northwest face were a non issue as well. We had widespread views into the park and saw no avalanche activity on any aspects. Just some expected sluffing.

Here's a blog and some photos....


    Nice view of the magic kingdom, still clouds hanging on the mountains at 16:00 hrs yesterday.

    Some bluebird by 16:00 Hrs.

    North East face of Rainbow Glacier.

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