8 Mar 2017

March 8, 2017



   AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

   An avalanche near Revelstoke has claimed an Austrian Skier, story in article section.   Net Pic

    An avalanche buries a guide in the North Cascades, clients dig him out. Strory in article section.

    Locally, numerous Sz 1 soft slabs 5-20 cm 1F to 4F --Xe Xc Sc. touchy but light and dry.



   YESTERDAY:

    10 cm day, Tuesday March 7, 2017.

    Great tree skiing.

    Snowing in the morning.

    Tuesday Morning, Wish we were getting what they are getting.

    Visibility in the lpine was challenging at times.

    Yesterday afternoon at 15:00 Hrs. Looking like as friendly snow producer short term.

    Great snow lower mountain.

    Snowing at 16:30 Hours.


Weather Observations for March 8, 2017: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -14, Winds were 20-25 KPH S  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -13, Winds were 25-30 KPH S  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -13, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters      -12, Winds were 20-30 KPH S   --Roundhouse
1650 meters      -11, 7 cm of new snow, 11 cm in 24 hrs, 294 cm Base, RH 80%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -11, 6 cm of new snow, 10 cm in 24 hrs, 211 cm Base, RH 90%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters        -6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was -0.2, 8.1 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs thois am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

FORECAST:

A weak low pressure system will bring unsettled weather this morning, cloudier this afternoon with very light snowfall in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will remain below surface. A stonger low pressure system will move through the area Thursday afternoon into Friday with strong winds and a slightly rising FL (max 900 m). A series of frontal bands will pass through the area into next week with various degrees of snowfall. Guesstimates: 4-8 cm by Thursday morning, 5-15 cm by Friday morning, 6-8 cm by Saturday morning, 15-20 cm by Sunday morning

    GOES IR image for this am.

   Flow for today.

    Cold again today.

   Overcast with very light snow for today.

    Wednesday into Thursday. Westerly flow aloft.

   Some breaks Thursday morning with more snow on the way.


OBSERVATIONS & INFORMATION:

    With more snow on the way be careful of tree wells and creek beds.

    Tree holes are deep in March.

   Horstman T Bar will be closed for a couple of days fro maintance work on the track.

    Power flurries yesterday.

   Clouds were thin again yesterday at times.

ARTICLES:

Austrian skier killed in an avalanche North of Revelstoke: British Columbia

Avalanche buries guide, clients rescue him: Washington State

British Woman reveals how she dug out buried suurvivors: Tignes Avalanche

Resort closed due to High Avalanche Danger: Tignes

Avalanche croses open run at Tignes: Pistehors.com

How Canada deals with avalanches in the Rockies: Shoot it with artillery

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