2 Mar 2016

March 2, 2016

    Snowing in the valley yesterday morning, Tuesday March 1, 2016.

    2-4 mm Plate stellars. Awesome snow yesterday, pretty much all day.

    The crowds were hard to deal with.

     No pineapples and no people... all day puke-a-thon!                                                                             Toby Salin Photo

   Tree skiing was awesome.

    At times it was snowing 3 cm per hour. 22 cm recorded at 1550 meters from 06:00-14:00 Hrs.

    Some areas of the Alpine had to be closed because of the avalanche hazard.

    At sweep, 16:30 Hours.

    Wet snow in the valley at 18:00 Hrs Tuesday.

Weather Observations for March 2, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -6, Winds were 15-40 KPH S     --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -6, Winds were 50-60 KPH S     --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -4, Winds were 25-40 KPH SSE --Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 25-55 KPH S      --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -5, 10 cm of new snow, 31 cm in 24 hrs, 287 cm Base, RH 96%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -5,   9 cm of new snow, 31 cm in 24 hrs, 223 cm Base, RH 98%    --Catskinner
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.8. 1.5 mm of Precip recorded

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing very lightly.

For the forecast, a break between systems today with very light precipitation in a Westerly flow and the FL rising to as high as 1400 meters. Another vigorous frontal band brings an impulse of heavy precipitation tonight with the FL dropping to 1200 meters in a SW flow. Thursday brings another quiet day with light precipitation during the day with a very active front arriving Thursday night into Friday morning. The Fl will drop to around 1200 meters on Thursday rising to around 1400 meters on Friday. Expect moderate to heavy precipitation on Friday with a deep low, strong winds with possibly one of the biggest dumps of the year. At this time it could be another epic Saturday with light snow fall and deep powder. Stay tuned. Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Thursday morning, 10-15 cm by Friday morning, 35-50+ cm by Saturday morning, 10-15 by Sunday morning.

    A break between fronts, may see some sunny breaks later this morning/afternoon.

    Light snow today with an impulse of precipitation this evening.

    Next frontal band moves on shore later today.

   Yet another strong front for Thursday evening into Friday.


A Matter of Life and Death: Mountain Sledder

Lake effect snow: Science Daily

Avalanche Warning Yesterday: Washington State

Zeal Optics announces Hometown Hero Contest: SIN

A Brief History of the St Bernard Rescue Dog: Smithsonian.com

    14:45. snow eased off and winds began to abate. Winds were 125 KPH at 2240 meters at 14:30.

    14:45 yesterday afternoon, Even the Baja is getting some moisture.

    Image from 14:30 Hrs yesterday afternoon. More warm moisture from Hawaii.

    Soft slabs up to Sz 1.5 yesterday afternoon.

    Visibility was challenging at times yesterday.

    Outdoor Medical training for Doctors yesterday afternoon.

    26 cm from 06:00-16:00 at 1750 meters yesterday.

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