17 Mar 2015

March 17, 2015


     Spindrift off Wedge Mountain early Monday morning March 16, 2015.

    First light Monday morning on Whistler Mountain.

    Some clouds developing early Monday to the South.

    Cloudier by noon.

    Clouds thickened later in the afternoon.

    Just before sunset Monday evening.

    Just after sunset Monday evening.



Weather Observations for March 17, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -7, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters     -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters     -4, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the E
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters     -3, No new snow, Base 148 cm
1550 meters     -2, No new snow, Base 105 cm,  Relative Humidity 72%. 
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.6.

    As of 07:00 Hours we have scattered high cloud and unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, a weak upper trough will move through the area today with an increase in cloud cover and a chance of some light precipitation this afternoon. The freezing level will fluctuate from 1800 meters to 1500 meters by this evening. A very weak ridge will bring some breaks for Wednesday (mostly cloudy) with the possibility of some isolated showers with increasing cloud cover by the evening as a Frontal Band moves in from the West. The FL for Wednesday will move between 1400 meters and 1800 meters. Thursday will be cloudy with light to moderate precipitation, snow down to 1700 meters, with the FL fluctuating between 1600 and 1900 meters. Friday is looking warm with a mixed bag, showers in the morning, unsettled in the afternoon and cloudy by the evening with the possibility of some light rain showers. As of now Saturday is looking mostly dry but cloudy with a weak ridge building in the evening. Sunday should bring unsettled weather. Guesstimates: 3-5 cm by Thursday morning above 1300 meters, 10-20 cm above 1700 meters on Friday morning.


    Satellite image from 10:00 Hours Monday morning, lear skies in our area.

    Image from 16:00 Hours, thin cloud has moved into the zone.

    Weak front moving on shore today with drier weather for tomorrow.

   Increasing clouds for today as the weak front moves on shore.

    Wednesday could be cloudier than forecasted.

    Front moving our way for Thursday.

ARTICLES:

North Rockies Report--March 12, 2015: Avalanche Canada

Fresh snow great for skiers and snowmobilers: Columbia Valley, B.C.

Weather forecast from: Avalanche Canada

Winterstoke Festival broadens backcountry Education: Whistler Question


   Prepared for what ever may be happening on any given day.

    Snowmakers still hard at work!!

    Recent avalanche activity on the East side of Spearhead Glacier, March 16, 2015.

    Just below Don't Swill on Spearhead Glacier.

   Blacktusk Monday morning.

    Snowmaking on Blackcomb.

    In 1980 the conference centre was slated to be a rink.

    Some ice on the puddles early Monday morning.

    Some cornice development near Spearhead Peak.

    White amongst the brown and green.

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