20 Mar 2017

March 20, 2017

    Update on the avalanche that killed 2 off piste skiers near St Anton. Story in article section. Net Pic

    Size 2 Sc yesterday West of Pemberton.

    Size 2.5 Natural Northwest of Whistler Sunday afternoon.


    Mostly cloudy early Sunday morning March 19, 2017.

    Nicer by mid morning.

    Lots of avalanche activity around the corridor.

    Sunday Morning.

    Sz 1 Sc in the backcountry.

    Blackcomb from a distance.

   Awesome in the afternoon with some Blue Skies.

    Are you lookin at me?

    Nice light at the end of the day.

Weather Observations for March 20, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -11, Winds were 30-50 KPH ESE  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -9, Winds were 15-40 KPH S     --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -8, Winds were 10-25 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters    -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH E     --Roundhouse
1650 meters    -10, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 313 cm Base, RH 85%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    -10, trace of new snow, tracein 24 hrs, 234 cm Base, RH 98 %  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     -7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.0, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high scatterdd loud and unlimited visibility.


High pressure will continue this morning in a Southerly flow aloft. The Fl will start off at surface and rise to 1200 meters by this afternoon, coming back down to 700 meters tonight. A weak front will bring overcast skies to the area this afternoon with the chance of some flurries this evening. A slightly stronger front will bring light snowfall to the area on Tuesday with the Fl rising to around 1500 meters. A cold front is expected on Wednesday with the FL fluctuating from 1300 meters in the morning to 700 meters by Wednesday night. More weather on the way for the rest of the week. We may see some breaks sometime Thursday.
Guesstimates:8-12 cm by Wednesday morning, 10-20 cm by Thursday morning, 10-20 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low will send overcast skies our way by Monday afternoon.

    Clear in the morning with cloud moving in Monday afternoon.

    High shifts East allowing some cloud in from the West.

    Overcast with light snow on Tuesday.

    Cold front expected on Wednesday.

    Low will bring some frontal bands Thursday into Friday.


    Playing on some spines.

    Lots of sleds around these days!!

    An interesting formation.

                      Looks like a roof avalanche on one of the Super Fly Zipline Platforms.


Update on an avalanche that killed two off piste skiers near St Anton: Austria

Skiers escape injury in Avalanche on Blackcomb Mountain: Question

A night with Sylvain Sudan in Whistler: April 08, 2017

The Joy of a Sufferfest: Powder Magazine

Switzerland has first summer day...in March: The Local

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