1 Mar 2013

Red sky in morning, can mean good shredding! It certainly snowed today with accumulations at 1650 meters of 9 cm. It was snowing 3 cm an hour at 17:00 Hrs in the valley. Lots of blown in snow.

Depending on where you were the visibility was not great at times.

At 2284 meters the temperature was -3, winds were 50-75 KPH from the SSE. At 1650 meters there was 31 cm of new snow and the temperature was +.5 degrees. 35 cm has fallen at 1550 meters In the valley it was 0. Observations taken at 06:00.

For the forecast we can expect this atmospheric river to flow over our area with warm temperatures and strong winds. The very significant warm front will bring a significant amount of precipitation to our area today with freezing levels that are forecasted to reach 1900 meters looks like it may stay around 1700 meters.. We could get another 20-25 cm today. Cooling tomorrow with light snow and ridging for Sunday.

For the local updated avalanche forecast : Whistler Mountain Snow Safety

On this day in 1910: Avalanche Buries Trains

Avalanche kills two women: Northern India

Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre: February 27, 2013

Avalanche in Telluride looked like it was well documented: February 27, 2013

Atmospheric river update: David Jones

Great to see the AST courses being taught, hopefully these courses are talking about backcountry etiquette.

Early yesterday morning it was not snowing, cloudy but it started to snow moderatly than went o heavy by dusk.