23 Mar 2016

March 23, 2016

    Moving through the moist thick stratus layer Tuesday morning, March 22, 2016.

    Breaking out of the layer at 1860 meters.

    Stratus cake with a little white in the middle.

    Many layers Tuesday morning.

    Some convective cloud development later in the morning.

   Lots of sunny breaks Tuesday morning/afternoon.

    Even a bit of snow.

    Mid mountain late in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for March 23, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -6, Winds were 30-40 KPH S      --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -5, Winds were 40-50 KPH S      --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -3, Winds were 20-35 KPH SSE --Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 10-30 KPH S      --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -1, 1 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 326 cm Base, RH 95%   --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -1, 1 cm of new snow,  1 cm in 24 hrs, 250 cm Base, RH 93%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.3. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, a weak warm front will push through the area today with very light intermittent precipitation and overcast skies in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will hover in the 1500 meter range with a cold front pushing through this afternoon/evening with strong winds and moderate precipitation. Thursday looks to be overcast as the upper low moves through our zone with a ridge of high pressure building in its wake early Friday morning in a Northwesterly flow aloft. As of now Friday is looking mostly sunny with some cloud development later in the evening, the FL should fluctuate from 1000-1400 meters.  Expect cloudy conditions for Saturday, with some flurries into Sunday morning. The ridge will begin to build on Sunday afternoon with unsettled conditions.  For the long range outlook a blocking high builds for early next week. Standby for more information as we get closer. Guesstimates 15-20 cm by Thursday morning, 4-6 cm for Friday morning, 8-12 cm for Sunday morning, 2-6 cm for Monday morning.

    Moisture will move into the area this am.

    Low pressure to the North driving a front our way for today.

   Thursday will be a showery and blustery day as the flow switches to Northerly into Friday.

   Friday a ridge of high pressure builds, may see some cloud in the evening as another weak front builds.

    A weak front will arrive Saturday and move through into Sunday morning.

    Sunday will be mostly overcast with some clearing later in the day.

   Ridge building for early next week. Monday is looking Bluebird. Blocking pattern is likely!


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    08:45 Hrs Tuesday March 22, 2016.

   15:00 Hours Tuesday, that is an impressive low.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

   Pinwheeling on East facing slopes once the sun had its time.

   Melt freeze in the trees!

   A Happy cornice, almost as if they have some personality. There all slightly different.

   Many different Stratus layers on Tuesday

   Lots of snow at the top of GE.

    A cleaving cornice.

    Just to sit in the snow can be bliss. 

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