12 Mar 2013

At times it was a great day with sunny periods and at other times  the light became very flat. The big ball in the sky was still there even when the clouds moved in.

The approaching warm front!!

At 2240 meters the temperature was -4, winds were 40-70 KPH from the ESE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -.5, 18 cm of new snow was recorded over night. In the valley it was 0. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast we will see an increase in the precipitation and a gradual climb of the freezing level. The warm front is upon us and will remain stationary with a westerly flow aloft giving way to a south westerly flow aloft on Wednesday night into Friday. A cold front is expected Friday/ Saturday and a slight drying trend for Sunday. Guesstimates 10-15 cm Today, 10-15 cm Wednesday, 15-20 cm Thursday, 5-8 cm Friday. We could get up to 20 cm today? Freezing level on Wednesday night could reach 1800 meters.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Whistler Mountain Snow Safety

Surviving an Avalanche, Snowbird: Utah

Helmet Cam Captures Avalanche Accident: Montana

Coroners Service releases avalanche data: Pique

Base-Jump goes wrong: Norway

Footage of Climber falling down a steep Gully: Wales

Avalanche derails Graunbunden Train: Switzerland

Found a crust with surface hoar layer on top on Blackcomb today.

At the end of the day it started to look like the wet weather was heading our way>