3 Mar 2014

March 3, 2014

    Cloudy and snowing 2 cm per hour at 1860 meters this am March 3, 2014.

    Henri, ripping it up yesterday, Happy 85 Th birthday today.

   8 cm by 12:30 yesterday afternoon at 1550 meters, snowing 1.5 cm per hour for most of the day.

Weather observations for March 3, 2014; observations taken at 06:00 Hrs this am.

2240 meters     -7, winds were 40-50 KPH from the S
2180 meters     -6, winds were 35-60 KPH from the S
1860 meters     -6, winds were 25-40 KPH from the S
1835 meters     -5, winds were 15-35 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters     -3, 10 cm of new snow, 19 cm in 24 hours, Base 226 cm
1550 meters     -2, 16 cm of new snow, 23 cm in 24 hours, Base 180 cm
  660 meters     -6, Valley Temp, 8.6 mm of precip yesterday

For the forecast the trough will slowly move out of our area with light snow forecasted for today. Many moist Pacific fronts will affect our zone this week with light snow fall in a Westerly flow aloft. Successive warm and cold fronts are forecasted to prevail during the week. Guesstimates: 10-12 cm by Tuesday morning, 3-5 cm by Wednesday morning, 8-10 cm by Thursday morning, 3-5 cm by Friday morning. These numbers will change as the week progresses.

    GFS model for next Saturday.

    Majority of precip South of our zone but still plenty of snow for us.

    Lots of moisture out in the Pacific.

Family Member of Mt Jumbo Avalanche survivor shares story: Missoula, Montana

Here's how you start a controlled avalanche: Stevens Pass

Snow storm traps hiker on Mauna Loa Volcano: Hawaii

Snowboarder caught in an avalanche: Brighton, Utah

Heavy snow closes Snoqualmie Pass: Washington State

Avalanche leaves 430 trapped in Ski Resort Spa: Spain

Avalanche outside Missoula likely started by snowboarder: Montana

    Snowing moderately in the valley yesterday morning for a while.

    Snow making still adding to all the natural snow.


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