31 Mar 2014

March 31, 2014

    Pauline Peak Avalanche kills snowmobiler: No avalanche transceivers?  Photo: splitboardoregon
    Story in article link below.

    Dry snow yesterday morning at 1000 meters, amazing skiing for the Month of March!!

    Very patient people waiting for the pow.

    For most of them it was worth the wait!!

    Visibility yesterday was challenging at times.

    Breaks by the end of the day, looking nice for the next few days.

Weather observations for March 31, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs .

2240 meters      -9, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the NNE
2180 meters      -8, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the E
1860 meters      No Data Available
1835 meters      -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the E
1650 meters      -7, No new snow, 4 cm in 24 hours, Base 288 cm
1550 meters      -6, No new snow, 2 cm in 24 hours, Base 231cm
  660 meters      -1, Valley Temperature, 4.9 mm of precipitation yesterday

Presently sunny in the Alpine with unlimited visibility, mid layer stratus cloud should eventually burn off.

    Image taken at 06:45 this am.

Size 1-2 soft slab avalanches reported in the corridor yesterday with some size 1 loose natural avalanches on solar aspects. Sun will be a factor today.

For the forecast, the low south of our zone is pushing some cloud towards us, but should break as the day progresses. Partly to mostly sunny skies will be with us until Wednesday as the weak upper ridge builds in our zone. A wet pattern will be back with us by Thursday and continue into next weekend.

The upper ridge should begin to move East on Wednesday allowing clouds and precipitation as another low moves down the coast. As of now it looks like the wettest period will be Friday night into Saturday, Dejavu!!

Guesstimates: 8-10 cm by Friday morning, 10-15 cm by Saturday morning, 10-15 cm by Sunday morning. These amounts will likely change as we get closer to the weekend.

    Satellite image from yesterday, later in the day. Still getting convective flurries.

    Low is moving way South of our zone.

Cayoosh Mountain and Million Dollar couloir decent: March 23, 2014

Base Jumper Joby Ogwyn about to glide off Everest: CNN

Paulina Peak Avalanche kills La Pine Snowmobiler: Oregon

Three Survive after Kananaskis Avalanche Burial: Hero' Knob

Two snowshoers killed in Pyrenees Avalanche: France

Avalanche Control being performed at Banff and Yoho Parks: March 32, 2014

    Fracture line in Triplex area from yesterday morning control work.

    Interesting release just above the Top of Glacier Express Chair.

    Temperatures and sun began releasing tree booms in the afternoon.

    Snow showers on Whistler yesterday afternoon.

    4 cm on new snow recorded at Pig Alley yesterday.

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