28 Mar 2014

March 28, 2014

    Nice light first thing Thursday Morning.

    Very unsettled in the morning, March 27, 2014.

    Blue  patches at 17:00 hours yesterday.

Weather observations for March 28, 2014; taken at 06:00 hrs this am.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 20-40 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 40-55 KPH from the SSE
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters      -5, Winds were 20-40 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters      -3, Trace of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hours, Base 266 cm
1550 meters      -2, Trace of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hours, Base 210 cm
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temperature, Max temp yest +8

For the forecast, a large stationary surface low will send several troughs through our zone today into Sunday. The first trough is upon us with light to moderate snowfall expected soon, above 800 meters, unfortunately it is looking drier for Saturday/Sunday then previously forecasted. The next trough moves onshore Saturday night into Sunday. Unsettled weather is expected for Monday. Guesstimates: 10-15 cm by Saturday morning, 10-15 cm for Sunday morning, 3-5 cm by Monday morning.

Presently in the alpine we have broken skies, unlimited visibility and not snowing yet.

Avalanche activity in the corridor yesterday were mostly loose avalanches up to size 1.5, some loose point releases on solar aspects. It appears the Duffy area was the most active zone in the corridor.

    Not many breaks yesterday, some out to the West and Northwest.

    Different satellite image. Taken at 16:00 Hrs yesterday.

    Big Picture from 12:00 hrs yesterday. Lots of popcorn clouds.

Video Fridays:

10 Things You did not know about avalanches: BBC Documentry

Grizzly bear tries to eat Go Pro camera: Cool Video

NYC Freedom Tower B.A.S.E. Jump: Since its release they have been charged

Images of Whistler 1975: Whistler Museum

Drone footage inside an ice cave: Vimeo

Snow Talks, Avalanche Summary Forecast; March 27-29 2014: Calgary Outdoor Centre

FWT Xtreme Finals March 29, 2014, old teaser: Verbier


Avalanches hit Road Sixty One: Iceland

Can ACL Surgeries be Avoided: Health Day

The Death of a guide who fell into a crevasse, crazy story: Pistehors.com

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

Safely Exploring the Backcountry: Alpine Initiatives

Update on the avalanche in the Adamants: Revelstoke Current

Some potentially useful beta for just south of Whistler.
Route up to Carr / Bookworms was passable, but more interesting than usual.
There's also one large slot that's over the roll out of sight in this picture:

Check out the route through the Sphinx Glacier (that route ascends up the east side of Deception) in the background of this photo:
(need to zoom)

The barrier is kind of in (a little bit of alder poking through near the ramp)

other images https://picasaweb.google.com/112349006697496513121/DeceptiveBookworms?authuser=0&feat=directlink
lots of cool ice features

Alex Gibbs

    Blue to the North yesterday morning.

    Convective flurry around 16:30 hrs March 27, 2014. Wind was 10-20 KPH from the SSW. -4

    Multiple cloud layers yesterday morning.

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