26 Mar 2017

March 26, 2017


    Looks like a recent avalanche on Mount Currie.

          A different perspective from the Sa on the back side of Husume, March 24, 2017. Jerome Pic

    Locally, avalanche control produced mostly Sz 1 but a couple of Sz 2 Sc Xe, yesterday.


    Power flurries in the valley Saturday morning March 25, 2017.

    Later in the morning.

    Mid morning between power flurries.

    Snowing and obscured skies at 2180 meters Saturday morning.

    08:45 Saturday morning.

    Decent light with some new snow.

    Patches of blue in Pemberton.

    Big Picture Saturday Afternoon.

    16:30 Hours Saturday.

    Unsettled later in the day.

Weather Observations for March 26, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -6, Winds were 20-40 KPH SE  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -8, Winds were 30-50 KPH SE  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -7, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE  --Rendevous
1835 meters      -6, Winds were 15-30 KPH ESE--Roundhouse
1650 meters      -5, 0 cm of new snow, 4 cm in 24 hrs, 327 cm Base, RH 85%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -5, 0 cm of new snow, 1 cm in 24 hrs, 240 cm Base, RH 90 %  --Catskinner 
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.6, 3.8 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


A low pressure system will spread cloud into the area with a moist frontal band bringing very light intermittent precipitation into the area later in the am in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will spike at about 1200 meters dropping to 1000 meters tonight with the precipitation becoming moderate into Monday morning. Light precipitation with the FL spiking to 1400 meters is forecasted for Monday. Tuesday will see another weak front move through with light precipitation. Another frontal band for Wednesday with light/moderate precipitation. A high pressure may influence the area by Thursday with unsettled weather expected into Friday.
Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Monday morning, 5-10cm by Tuesday morning, 10-15 cm by Wednesday morning,15-20 cm by Thursday morning.

    GOES IR image for this am.

    Looking cloudy!!

    Westerly to Southwesterly flow for today into Monday.

   Front should arrive around 12:00 Hrs.

    Series of lows will pass through our zone next week.

    Weak front for Tuesday.

    Looks like a nice front for Tuesday night into Wednesday,


   Saturday morning.

   Saturday afternoon.

   Overcast for most of the day.


Canada's earliest recorded avalanche happened in Labrador: CBC News

Survivors reflect on huge Avalanche: Salt Lake City

Highway 20 may remain closed until June: Washington State

Mountain rescuers must be tough to pass avalanche training: Germany

What it feels like in the jaws of an avalanche: The Beast born of Snow

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