31 Mar 2016

March 31, 2016

    Some colour in the sky early Wednesday morning, March 30, 2016.

   Warm temperatures into the weekend. Lower part of the mountains are feeling the heat.

    Looking Southwest Wednesday morning.

    Looking Northwest same time line.

    Northerly winds again on Wednesday.

    Recent avalanche activity on Overlord Glacier.

    More cornice debris in Blackcomb Bowl.

   Another awesome  day in the mountains.

Weather Observations for March 31, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +2, Winds were 25-40 KPH E       --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    +2, Winds were 25-35 KPH NNW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters    +5, Winds were 25-35 KPH NE     --Rendevous
1835 meters    +4, Winds were   5-15 KPH NE     --Roundhouse 
1650 meters    +4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 313 cm Base, RH 72%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    +5, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 239 cm Base, RH 60%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +22.4. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, the strong upper level ridge will begin a slow migration East by Friday afternoon
weakening for Friday into Saturday with a weak onshore flow bringing unsettled weather with the chance of some warm isolated showers for Friday afternoon into Saturday. The FL will remain fairly high through the weekend, with a range between 3400 m today to 2300 meters by Saturday.  A very weak brief ridge will develop for Sunday with unsettled weather, a weak cold front will move onshore for Sunday night lowering the FL, and bringing snow to the upper elevations. By Monday morning the FL should drop to 1500 meters as the cold front passes through. In its wake will be some more unsettled weather with cooler temperatures, for Monday afternoon. As of now another weak front may arrive for Tuesday.

    High pressure remains in the area for today.

    Today's flow.

    Some clouds with some moisture could move through Friday into Saturday with unsettled weather.

    Weak cold front for Sunday night into Monday morning. Unsettled by the afternoon.

    Another weak front for Tuesday.


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    High pressure is strengthening, 08:45 Wednesday morning.

    15:45 Hrs Wednesday, high pressure all the way up the coast.

    15:30 Hrs Wednesday, some moisture over the Pacific.

    Fresh wet loose avalanches Wednesday above the traverse to Spanky's.

    Avalanche activity forced the closure for some areas on both mountains Wednesday.

    There were some cirrus clouds in the area in the afternoon.

    Tomahawk line in centre of picture where a 40 year old male fell on Blackcomb Peak.

    Very lucky, walked away with some contusions, but lost skiing privileges for one year.

    Avalanche debris at the bottom of the resting point of the fall.

    Fresh point releases on Armchair.

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