19 Mar 2015

March 19, 2015

    Sunrise Wednesday March 18, 2015.

    Broken cloud first light Wednesday.

    Green Lake with clear conditions to the South.

    Tantalus Range Wednesday Morning.

    Cloudy by noon.

    Cloud layer dropped from 2200 meters in the morning to 1500 meters later in the day.

    Sunset, 17:20 Wednesday evening.


Weather Observations for March 19, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -4, Winds were 50-65 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters     -3, Winds were 35-50 KPH from the S
1860 meters     -2, Winds were 25-45 KPH from the E
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the SE
1650 meters      0, 4 cm of new snow, Base 152 cm
1550 meters      0, 3 cm of new snow, Base 108 cm,  Relative Humidity 100%. 
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have overcast skies, unlimited\variable visibility and it is snowing 1 cm per hr.


For the forecast, a warm  moist Southwest flow will bring light to moderate precipitation to the area today with a freezing level hovering around 1700 meters. A series of frontal waves will continue into Saturday with light to moderate precipitation moving through with the FL rising as high as 1900 meters and as low as 1200 meters on Saturday night as a short wave upper level ridge builds into Sunday. Sunday will likely be more cloudy than sunny for unsettled weather before another weak frontal band moves through Sunday night into Monday with cool showery conditions. Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Friday morning above 1500 meters, 15-20 cm by Saturday morning above 1600 meters, 10-15 cm by Sunday morning above 1500 meters.


    Moist Southwesterly flow bringing moisture from the Pineapple state.

    Precipitation for today.

    NAM model precipitation amounts.

    GFS model for Friday.

    NAM model for Friday.

    GFS model for Saturday.

    GFS model showing a break between systems on Sunday.



ARTICLES:

Glide cracks--skin, ski or avoid?: Pistehors.com

Footage of a snowmobiler setting off an avalanche, deploys airbag: Hesperus, CO

Aurora borealis from Whistler and other parts of B.C.: The Province

Snow pack declining in Valleys where the Colorado river begins: Denver, CO

Bavarian survived being buried for 1 hour 30 minutes: Germany

Sick Day? Whistler Blackcomb expecting 70 cm of snow in the next 3 days: The Province?



Observation from Dave Sarkany:
Thought you might be interested in this. 150311crust facet layer is active. This slide happened 3 days ago. But saw natural and skier triggered activity as recent as yesterday.


     Different perspective than the shot posted on Tuesday.                                                                Dave Sarkany Image


     Whistler Reflection 08:00 hours Wednesday.



     There was some great light on Wednesday morning.


     Cloud layer at 2200 metes Wednesday morning.


     Dancing light on the Pemberton Ice Cap.


    Just a bit of wind effect.

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