29 Mar 2014

March 29, 2014

    Early morning March 28, 2014; grey and moist.

    Multi layers looking South West yesterday morning.

    Blowing and snowing at times yesterday at 2240 meters.

    Enough sun to cast shadow at 16:00 Hrs.

    Holes passed by around 16:30 hours yesterday.

Weather Observations for March 29, 2014; taken at 06:00 hrs.

2280 meters      -7, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the E
1650 meters      -2, 23 cm of new snow, 26 cm in 24 hours, Base 282 cm
1550 meters      -2, 19 cm of new snow, 21 cm in 24 hours, Base 237 cm
  660 meters       0, Valley Temperature, 3.9 mm of precip yesterday, Max temp +6

Presently in the alpine we have overcast skies, variable visibility, and snowing less than 1 cm per hour.

Not much avalanche activity in the corridor yesterday, some Sc size 1.

For the forecast the low off the coast will send another upper trough into our area associated with a Southwest Flow aloft. The air mass is moist and weakly unstable producing light to moderate snowfall in the upper elevations. Another frontal wave will affect us tomorrow with less precipitation and a drying trend by days end. A weak upper ridge will bring unsettled weather to our zone for Monday and Tuesday with a Northwest flow. This ridge will move East later on Wednesday allowing several weak systems in quick succession to move through into the end of the week. Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Sunday morning, 4-6 cm by Monday morning.

Blew the forecast yesterday, seems like many of the systems in the past few weeks produce more than the model amounts.  Convective activity is nearly impossible to quesstimate.

    Small picture March 28, 2014.

    Certainly got a lot more snow than you would think by looking at where the clouds were going.

Low is forecasted to move South by Wednesday.

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    Visibility was variable yesterday and it was all about timing and being in the right place!

   There were some holes to the North yesterday morning.

    Sun came out briefly around 15:00 and instantly warmed up specific slopes.

    Erie place with moist thick cloud.

    Snow transport by days end was significant. March 28, 2014.

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