9 Mar 2014

March 9, 2014

    Avalanche at Lake Agnes kills 2 snowshoers, story below.                          Internet File Photo

    Avalanche at Keefer Lake, B.C. seriously injures snowmobiler, story below.      Internet File Photo

    Avalanche kills snowmobiler in Gold Hill, Utah; story below: Mar 7, 2014    File Photo

    Snowing 1 cm per hour, winds 25-45 KPH from the S, 07:30 Hrs at 1860 meters Saturday morn.

    At times its hard to get the amounts right, but love it when we get pummelled.

    15 cm fell at 1550 meters from 06:30 hours to 15:30 hours yesterday, 3 cm since 14:30 hours.

Weather observations for March 9, 2014, taken at 06:00 hrs this am.

2240 meters     -5, Winds were 25-40 KPH from the SSW
2180 meters     -4, Winds were 40-60 KPH from the S
1860 meters     -4, Winds were 25-45 KPH from the S
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the S
1650 meters  -0.5, 25 cm of new snow, 38 cm in 24 hours, Base 261 cm
1550 meters      0, 22 cm of new snow, 33 cm in 24 hours, Base 210 cm
  660 meters      0, Valley Temperature, 28.7 mm of precip yesterday

For the forecast, a cold front passed through last night with snowfall and winds diminishing. Expect mostly cloudy conditions for today with flurries this morning, will eventually change to unsettled weather later today. An upper level trough will move through our area later today into Monday morning with a Southwesterly flow. Northwesterly flow brings an upper level ridge for Monday with dry and warm weather, but unsettled conditions into Wednesday. Lack of consensus in the models past this so more on later in the week, tomorrow.  Guesstimates trace-2 cm for today.

    Satellite image when it was dumping 3 cm per hour yesterday.

    Cold front moving through last night. Unsettled weather for Sunday afternoon.

   The big picture from March 8, 2014. Not a great looking day in Hawaii!!

Avalanche at Lake Agnes kills two snowshoers: Near Lake Louise, Alberta

Avalanche injures snowmobiler in North Okanagan Area: Keefer Lake

Eleventh, snowmobile avalanche fatality in the US this season: Gold Hill, Utah

Certainly uneasy about uncertainty: CAC Forecasters Blog

Image of large deep slab avalanche in Montana: Cooke City 3/8/14

Avalanche victims experienced in endeavours: Colorado

Danger Rating for Sunday is High, South Coast Inland: CAC

   Avalanche awareness tours available on Blackcomb at 12:30 hours daily. Yes it was snowing Sat.

    Snowing and blowing snow makes for interesting times for snow sculpture artist.

   A toast to the rooster yesterday afternoon, in memory of a legendary fallen skier, Eric Rousseau.

    Snowing to the valley by Saturday Afternoon.

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