30 Mar 2016

March 30, 2016

    An avalanche near Ulrichen Switzerland has killed a backcountry skier, story below-Net Pic

    Mount Currie just before sunrise Tuesday March 29, 2016.

    A few clouds around in the morning.

    With the warm temperatures more cornices will collapse!!

    New cornice drop Tuesday am.

    Strong Northerly winds again on Tuesday.

    Some areas were very scoured!!

    Others had some decent snow quality.

    Sz 1-2 loose snow avalanches on solar aspects Tuesday.

    Sunset on Mount Currie.

Weather Observations for March 30, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      0, Winds were 35-60 KPH SSE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      0, Winds were 40-50 KPH NNW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters    +4, Winds were 30-50 KPH NNE  --Rendevous
1835 meters    +3, Winds were   5-15 KPH SSW --Roundhouse 
1650 meters    +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 315 cm Base, RH 75%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    +6, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 241 cm Base, RH 52%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +17.9. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

Sz 1 Skier accidental in Lakeside bowl in a closure. Pay attention to the signs!! With warm temperatures avalanche closures are needed to eliminate the hazard from above.

For the forecast, upper level ridge will continue to build until Thursday with dry and mild weather into the weekend. There has been some cloud come over the top of the ridge in a Northeasterly flow.
We may see some cloud again this morning. Looking sunnier for Thursday. The ridge will begin to shift East with cooler onshore flow developing on Saturday. Will likely see some cloud Friday afternoon. Unsettled for Saturday into Sunday before a front moves onshore for Monday. Freezing levels will remain at and above the alpine into Monday.

    Some cloud around this morning.

     High pressure continues to build today.

    High moves inland on Friday.

    Unsettled with some showers possible by Saturday.


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    High pressure Tuesday March 29, 2016.

   Some big lenticulars on Tuesday morning.

    Some slab releases from cornice drops.

    Alpin glow on Mount Currie.

    Late day lenticulars.

    Snow Cones.

    Cool way to ski cut.

    Key Hole Falls.

   Synchronised speed kiting.

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