23 Mar 2013

A cold looking cloud shrouded Whistler most of yesterday morning.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -9, winds were calm. At 1650 meters the temperature was -6, no new snow recorded there. In the valley it was -6. Observations taken at 06:00 hrs this am.

For the forecast the weather pattern will continue to be unsettled for today, an upper ridge of high pressure is in our zone but high clouds are also in the area. This pattern will likely give us sunnier skies for tomorrow with little change until Tuesday when it will get cloudier, but no real precipitation until Thursday.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

2014 Winter Olympics storing snow for next winter: Sochi

Great shots of an avalanche in Gros Morne Park: Backcountry Skiing in Western Newfoundland

Avalanche warning for Northern B.C., tree well death : Canadian Avalanche Centre

Three injured in Cairngorms Avalanche: Scotland

Record snow fall in Northern Japan: BBC News

Looking at Ipsoot first light March 22, 2013.

When the sun first came up there were some very long shadows.

Recent cornice blast in Blackcomb Bowl.

Cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds were forming yesterday, snow flurries could be seen in some parts of the valley.

Surface hoar will thrive for a few days.