12 Mar 2015

March 12, 2015


    An avalanche near Golden B.C. has claimed the like of a backcountry skier, story below--Net Pic.

    March 11, 2015---07:30 Hours. Light snow and you can see 7 Th Heaven from top of Emerald.

    Brief glimpse of Mid Mountain yesterday morning.

    Dried out by 12:00 Hrs on Wednesday but snowing lightly at 14:30 hours.

    Not many views of the mountains from the valley yesterday.

    Light intermittent showers in the valley Wednesday. Grass is getting greener!!


Weather Observations for March 12, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 45-80 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters     -2, Winds were 45-80 KPH from the SSW 
1860 meters     -2, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      0, Winds were 20-55 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters     +1, 3 cm of new snow, Base 145 cm
1550 meters     +2, no new snow, Base 107 cm,  Relative Humidity 93%.
  660 meters     +7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +8.8, 7.0 mm of rain recorded before 24:00

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies with some breaks and unltd visibility. 15 cm above 1850 m.


For the forecast, the frontal band is moving Northeast early this morning with periods of light precipitation tapering to showers by early morning. The high pressure will push into our zone with lingering cloud but drier weather this morning in a low level offshore flow. Freezing levels will hover around 1800 meters today, rising to 2500 meters for Friday.  The high pressure will continue to strengthen into Friday with warm temperatures and a mix of sun and cloud in a Southerly flow aloft. A warmish wet pacific front will begin to move in a Southwesterly flow with moisture originating from the pineapple producing state Friday night. Yes, another atmospheric river like event is on its way, but the Freezing level will drop to about 1800 meters for Saturday. There is still significant disagreement in the models for Sunday into early next week. The GFS model has rain tapering off Sunday morning, with light precipitation and a descending FL as the high moves back into the Pacific Northwest building Sunday afternoon with a drier pattern of unsettled weather into Monday. A weak frontal system may move in for Tuesday and Wednesday, but we may just see unsettled conditions.  Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Saturday morning above 1650 meters, 20-30 cm above 1600 meters on Saturday, 3-5 cm above 1400 meters on Sunday.


   High pressure will begin to build today.

    High pressure over us on Friday with some lingering cloud.

    Flow coming from the pineapple state.


    Wet Saturday with FL around 1800 meters.


     A bit cooler on Sunday.



ARTICLES:

Skier dies in Backcountry avalanche near Golden, B.C.: Vetigo Lake

Rescuers save man buried in an avalanche in Bulgaria: Pirin Mountains

Italy captures the record for one day snowfall: Capracotta--256 cm

Avalanche engulfs climbers as they shelter under overhanging rock and ice: France

Inside the high-dollar fight to save California skiing: Dismal Season



    Capracotta, Italy--where it snowed 256 cm in 18 Hours on March 5, 2015. Southern Italy!!

   Flock of 36 swans on Green lake yesterday.

   Mouth of the Fitzsimmons Creek has shifted slightly this spring.

    Rivers and creeks have been very dry in the past week.

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