11 Mar 2015

March 11, 2015


    Sunrise Tuesday March 10, 2015.

    Some nice colours Tuesday morning.

    Cloudy by 13:30 Hours on Tuesday.

    Phalanx Ridge above Blackcomb Glacier.

    By 17:00 Hours it was getting much cloudier.

    Yesterday at 18:00 Hours.


Weather Observations for March 11, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 30-45 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters     -2, Winds were 25-40 KPH from the SSW 
1860 meters     -1, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      0, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the E
1650 meters    +2, trace of new snow, Base 143 cm
1550 meters    +2, trace of new snow, Base 109 cm,  Relative Humidity 90%.
  660 meters    +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +13.3, began raining at 05:00 Hours this am.

   As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies, wet snow < 1 cm per hour with limited visibility.


For the forecast, a warm front moved in early this morning with intermittent light rain showers through out the day, associated with a Southwest flow aloft.  A cold front will bring steadier precipitation this evening, easing by Thursday morning. Freezing levels will hover around 1700 meters.  The ridge will rebuild Thursday evening with sunny weather expected for Friday, then break down again Friday night as an upper level trough moves into the region. FL will top out at around 2600 meters on Friday afternoon.  Steady precipitation can be expected and unfortunately the flow has switched more to a Southerly flow feeding from subtropical moisture. Saturday will be a wet day, FL should hover around 1700 meters, precipitation will continue into Sunday easing to showers by Sunday afternoon with the FL dropping to 1200 meters by Sunday morning. Models are in disagreement past Sunday, the GFS has more ridging early next week, the NAM has unsettled weather for Monday and Tuesday, and the European model is trending toward a wetter pattern. Guesstimates: 10-12 cm by Thursday morning above 1700 meters, 3-5 cm by Saturday morning above 1600 meters, 15-20 cm above1500 meters by Sunday morning.


    Warm front pushed in last night with a cold front moving through this evening.

    Front moves through by Thursday afternoon. Ridge begins to rebuild on Thursday afternoon.

    Friday is looking like a nice spring day with warm temperatures.

    Ridge pushes West on Friday.


    Front moves on shore Friday night into Saturday.

    Front moves East on Sunday.

    High pressure will return strong as ever with warm temperatures, may feel like May.



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    More and more dirt bikes seen than snowmobiles in the back of pick ups.

    Very thin layer of ice on Green Lake.

    Whistler Mountain reflection.

    Construction industry has to be loving this weather pattern.

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