11 Mar 2014

March 11, 2014

                  Xpinemartin, Size 1 for him on Dog Leg, Whistler.  Micheal Cooperberg Photo

Hi Wayne, I was up on Joffre shoulder today. Spotted this on Cayoosh. Looks pretty big.
Chad Boulanger

   Sc (Ski Cut) Rutherford Ridge yesterday morning.

   Opportunity to drive a Tesla Coupe through a hail storm yesterday afternoon, amazing car!!

    Mark Abma sending it!!

Size 2 Sa out of high line Husumi . No injuries but ride to the bottom. Late Sunday afternoon. Thanks to Dominic Balik for photo and intel.

Weather observations for March 11, 2014; taken at 06:00 hrs this am.

2240 meters     -9, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the S
2180 meters     -8, Winds were 20-25 KPH from the S
1860 meters     -6, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters     -7, No new snow, Base 248 cm
1550 meters     -5, No new snow, Base 198 cm
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max temp yesterday +10

Numerous size 1-2 Na(natural), Size 2 Ma (snowmobile release) up to size 3 wet snow avalanches reported with evidence of 1-3 Na old avalanches from Sunday. Size 2 Sc(Ski Cut) in steep terrain below treeline.

For the forecast the ridge of high pressure will continue to bring unsettled weather to our area for today. Mix of sun and cloud for today, more sun than cloud later today. The ridge will weaken tomorrow, sunny in the morning but clouds from the North Coast will drift down into our zone in the afternoon.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy as a front approaches for Friday. More information on the forecast tomorrow.

    Mostly cloudy all day yesterday with sunny breaks.

    Something is brewing out in the Pacific.

More information on the avalanches in BC and Alberta over the weekend: Updates

Two people caught in weekend avalanches: Jackson Hole

Climbers injured in avalanche on Nanga Parbat: Pakistan

Authorities issue avalanche warnings in India controlled Kashmir: Himalaya's

Recent avalanche accident investigation in Utah: Gold Hill Fatality

Avalanche Education; Article from Powder Magazine: USA Vs Canada

Chair 6 taken out by an avalanche: Crystal Mountain

Avalanche risk forces cancellation of Freeride World Tour competition:  Revelstoke

    Cumulus clouds were out of control yesterday.

    Hail in the town centre around 16:25.

    Cornices are ripe for failing.

    Evidence of natural avalanche activity was very wide spread.

    Some nice snow to be found but in a very narrow elevation band, North facing.

    Wind hammered in open areas in the upper elevations.

    Surface Hoar development!

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