1 Mar 2017

March 1, 2017


    An avalanche in the Ural Mountains has claimed a boy. Story below.                             Net Pic

    An avalanche near Fairbanks, Alaska has buried 4 trucks. Story below.                                Net pic

    Locally no new avalanche activity to report.


    Early Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017.

    Unsettled in the morning.

    Weak front slowly moved in from the South.

    Tuesday morning.

    Flurries in the afternoon.

    Front was evident in the afternoon.

    Snowing at 14:00 Hrs at 1865 meters.

    Up slope Westerly wind during the middle of the day.

    Thin cloud later in the day.

Weather Observations for March 1, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -11, Winds were 40-60 KPH S      --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -10, Winds were 50-70 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters        -8, Winds were 15-40 KPH S      --Rendevous
1835 meters        -7, Winds were 30-50 KPH SSW--Roundhouse
1650 meters        -6, 6 cm of new snow, 6 cm in 24 hrs, 248 cm Base, RH 89%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters        -6, 5 cm of new snow, 5 cm in 24 hrs, 180 cm Base, RH 80%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters        -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +1.0, 1.3 mm of Precip recorded yest

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


Overcast this am before a warm front pushes through our zone later today in a West-Northwest flow aloft, switching to Southwesterly by tonight. We can expect light snowfall and the FL spiking at about 900 meters this afternoon, dropping to surface this evening. A cold front will push through on Thursday into Friday with light/moderate snowfall amounts, we will see heavy snow Thursday night into Friday morning in a Southwest flow aloft. The FL will rise to 1200 meters by Thursday night, dropping back to 800 meters by Friday morning, light snowfall will follow on Friday before a cold upper level trough brings cooler temperatures and light snowfall for Saturday through Sunday. We can expect continuous snowfall into the middle of next week.
Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Thursday morning,  25-35 cm by Friday morning, 12-14 cm by Saturday morning, 6-8 cm by Sunday morning, 8-12 cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image for this am.

    Unsettled in the morning.

    Steady light snow by the afternoon.

    Westerly flow today.

    Thursday into Friday.


    Awesome light Tuesday morning.

    Snowing to the valley at sweep!!

    Blowing snow on the outdoor display!! Tuesday Evening.


Avalanche kills boy while sledding after school: Boshkortostan, Russia

Moroccan Hero saved a Swiss woman from an avalanche: Toubka, Morocco

An avalanche closes Dalton Hwy at Atiqua Pass: Fairbanks, AK

Getting beyond the emotional game of reporting an avalanche: Powder

Low snow cover threatens Swiss Ski Resorts: Is This the Future

Avalanche warning issued for Mount Hood: Oregon

No comments:

Post a Comment