5 Mar 2018

March 6, 2018


    Not much to report locally, Sz 2.5 reported out of Phalanx, and Sz 2 out of Adit Ridge.


   Variable visibility for most of the day.

    Cornies are big and fragile.


    Thick but dry clouds.

    Flurries throughout the day.

    Nothing wrong with backing out!!!

    Snowing at 17:00 hrs.

    Big picture on Monday.

Weather Observations for March 6, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -12, Winds were 10-15 KPH N   --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -9, Winds were 10-20 KPH NW--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -9, 1cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs  Base 308 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


High pressure will bring mostly sunny skies to the area today in a Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level will likely bump up to around 1000 meters. The ridge strengthens for Wednesday with sunny skies and a FL rising to 1500 meters with day time heating. A low pressure system will roll in Wednesday night with a warm front bringing light snow above 1000 meters into Thursday. A trailing cold front may bring moderate snowfall Thursday night easing to light snow fall by Friday afternoon.
More ridging for the weekend, with the high beginning to build Friday night and bringing unsettled weather to the area Saturday and Sunday.
Guesstimates: 0 cm by Wednesday morning, 2-6 cm by Thursday morning, 10-20 cm by Friday morning (waffaling a bit, may change),

    GOES IR image this am.

    High pressure for today.

    Some clouds but mostly sunny.

    A fairly nice day.

    Fronts on the coast.

    Sunny Wednesday morning.

    Unsettled Wednesday afternoon with increasing cloud build up.


    Catskinner weather plot at 1550 meters had a base of 231 cm as of 14:30 hours yestewerday.

    As of 14:00 Hrs yesterday afternoon, Pig Alley 1650 meters had a base of 308 cm.

    Frost in the trees very thin band at a specific elevation.

    Top of Red Chair.

    Haveing a good time!!!

    Freshly fallen snow Monday afternoon.

    Cornice development.

    20:30 Hrs Monday evening.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Waterspite Lake

Round Mountain

Adit Ridge

Cowboy North

Just a heads up that we now have a persistent weak layer down 50-100cm esp around 1800-1900m on a variety of asp. This sz2 failed on the convexity at the E end of Adit ridge and ran 225m downslope triggering to sz1.0 sympathetic avies. Deposition to 1.5m. Believed to have run 180303. At tl and btl in widely spaced trees wumphfing, settlements, and shooting cracks are a strong indication this buried surface hoar over facets layer exists. Look for supported terrain and avoid convexities.

                                                                                                                              Mitch Sulkers Image


Mother & Son killed in a roof avalanche on Kirwood Resort: California

Skier saved after avalanche near Apex Mountain: British Columbia

Rescuer describes harrowing avalanche rescue of snoboarder buried at Squaw Valley: California

France tells skiers to evercise 'utmost caution' after avalanches claim two lives: French Alps

Nine people dead, three missing in the French Alps: Black Weekend

Spike in avalanches in the Cascade Mountains: Washington State

Deep slab avalanche triggered whie digging a snowpit: California

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