2 Mar 2015

March 2, 2015

    An avalanche has killed a man in the Chartreuse area in France. Story in articles.   Net Pic

    Avalanche in Veneto, Italy has claimed 2 lives, one in critical condition, story below.    Net Pic

    Death toll in Afghanistan avalanches has now reached 285, story in article section below. Net Pic

    Sunday March 1, 2015 started out as a fine looking day but the clouds spoiled the show.

    As the morning progressed the clouds became more frequent.

    Making snow in the valley Sunday morning.
    Green lake is looking clear at the South end.

    Biking and skiing all in the same day.


    Became very overcast in the afternoon. Raining in Vancouver at 18:00 Hours.

The ribbon to the bottom is in awesome shape considering the conditions in the past 2 months.
Steve Reid Photo


Weather Observations for March 2, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -12, Winds were 25-70 KPH from the SSW
2180 meters     -11, Winds were 55-80 KPH from the WNW
1860 meters       -9, Winds were 35-55 KPH from the WNW
1835 meters       -8, Winds were 10-25 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters       -7, 2 cm of new snow, Base 146 cm
1550 meters       -4, 2 cm of new snow, Base 109 cm,  Relative Humidity 58%.
  660 meters       -4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.8, Trace recorded before midnight.

    As of 07:00 Hours we have clear skies with spotty cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the weak weather system that moved through last night has moved South of our zone bringing clear skies in a Northerly flow. The freezing level will raise slightly today to 900 meters and come back down to the surface tonight.The FL will begin to climb on Tuesday maxing out at around 1200 meters. The upper ridge will remain in the area until at least Wednesday evening when it begins to weaken and move East allowing unsettled conditions into the area for Thursday into Saturday. A mix of sun and cloud in a dry air mass and slightly warmer temperatures can be expected in an onshore flow.


    Weak system moved south, was raining in Vancouver last night.

    Sunny for today.

    Sunny Wednesday.


    Some cloud may spill into the area on Thursday??


ARTICLES:

Avalanche fatality in the Chartreuse Region: France

Avalanche in Veneto has killed two people: Italy

Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley hit by fresh avalanches: BBC News

Avalanche buries cars on E 39 Highway in Hordland Aftenposten: Norway

Four dead after rain and avalanches cripple Himachal Pradesh: India

Death toll in Afghanistan avalanches reaches 285: Kabul



    Wedge yesterday morning near noon.

    Tantalus Range had a much thicker cloud layer by Sunday afternoon. 15:30 Hours.

    Whistler Bantam Rep Team won 10-2,11-2, 5-1 to clinch the Tier 4 Championship this weekend.

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