29 Mar 2016

March 29, 2016

    An avalanche in the Spanish Pyrenees has killed a hiker, story in article section--National Geo Pic

    First Light Monday March 28, 2016.

    North wind was moving snow around Monday morning into the afternoon.

    Still some fresh slab avalanches released by cornice collapses.

    Some cirrus cloud around Monday afternoon.

     Big fat cornice waiting to drop on Ogre face.                                                                                     Toby Salin Image

    Blackcomb late Monday afternoon.

Weather Observations for March 29, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -6, Winds were 35-60 KPH SSE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -6, Winds were 40-50 KPH NNW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -3, Winds were 30-40 KPH NNE  --Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 10-20 KPH E       --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 320 cm Base, RH 78%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 245 cm Base, RH 64%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.5. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, dry Northerly flow aloft will prevail into the weekend as the offshore upper level ridge continues to build. The ridge will slowly migrate East throughout the week with a short wave trough pushing onshore sometime Saturday/ Sunday. More on that as we get closer to the weekend as model runs are not in agreement beyond Saturday. The FL today will continually rise with 3000+ meters possible by Wednesday.

   High pressure Tuesday/Wednesday.

    High pressure deflecting moisture North and South.

    Thursday and beyond.

    Looks like a change Sunday into Monday.


An avalanche has killed a hiker in Spain; Pyrenees

Snowboarder survives an avalanche in Ischgl Austria: March 2016

4 Have died in Colorado Avalanches this year: 9 News

Snow Cornice: Wikipedia

Avalanche risk for snowshoers drives new campaign: Avalanche Canada

    Image from late Monday afternoon.

    High pressure over the Pacific. Image from Monday afternoon.

    High pressure is pushing all the moisture North and South.

    Blackcomb/Whistler from afar.

    Spine Heaven.

    A large glide crack.

    Mount Sampson

    Pemberton looking down from Mount Currie.

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