7 Mar 2013

Early yesterday morning it was looking pretty clear. Advection started and the clouds began to build in all the valleys.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -8, winds were 10-15 KPH from the S. At 1650 meters the temperature was -5, 3 cm of new snow fell  overnight. In the valley it was -1. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs.

For the forecast we will see continued unsettled conditions with this flat upper level low, an upper level ridge will establish itself for later today bringing drier conditions and mostly sunny skies for Friday and Saturday. Still a chance of cloud development and flurries. A warm front will be here on Sunday into Monday with snow in the forecast. Next week we will see a moist flow with more seasonable conditions. Flurries can be expected again this am, Expect 3-5 cm by Sunday morning, 10-15 cm by Monday morning. Still conflicts in the models so will wait before quesstimating further into next week.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Helmet Cam captures avalanche overtaking skier: Smoked

Two skiers die in an avalanche near Tignes: France

Avalanches claim 19 people since the beginning of the season: France

An avalanche runs into some people in the Brandywine Area : Big Air Big Trigger

Roof avalanche: May be in Russia

It was a magical morning yesterday!!

All morning Whistler was no where to be seen.

View to the South!

View to the North!

All You Can Eat Shrimp, Whistler Mountain March 3, 2013

Icicles in the trees on lower 7 Th Heaven from where the sun warmed things up on Monday afternoon.

Some shots from Toby Salin in the Brandywine Area: Thanks for these!!

Here are some photos from Steve Whittall around the Cypress Area near Triconi:

One of the two start zones feeding into the new avy path, backside of cypress. 

Backside of Cypress ridge into the Squamish Valley. Crown up to 175cm. Two start zones, each 1km wide feeding into this creek. 100m wide swath of timber removed.