26 Mar 2015

March 26, 2015


    Early Wednesday morning March 25, 2015, snowing 1 cm per hour.
               
    Before opening on Wednesday.

    Perspective from a valley dweller.

    It did snow at 680 meters for a few hours Wednesday morning.

    Light snow during the morning hours.

    Drier in the afternoon with improved visibility.

    After closing with some light snow.


Weather Observations for March 26, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       0, Winds were 50-65 KPH from the S
2180 meters       0, Winds were 45-65 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters     +1, Winds were 25-50 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters     +3, Winds were 15-50 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters     +4, No new snow, 3 cm in 24 hours,  Base 188 cm
1550 meters     +4, No new snow, Base 130 cm, Relative Humidity 95%. 
  660 meters     +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.2, 8.3 mm recorded on Wednesday

    As of 07:00 Hours today we have overcast skies and variable visibility.


For the forecast, an upper ridge is building to our South, we will have cloudy skies this morning with unsettled conditions this afternoon into Friday (mostly cloudy). The air mass is warm, with freezing levels reaching 2600 meters and the possibility of some lingering showers this morning and this afternoon. A cold front will move onshore Friday evening with FL dropping to 1500 meters with light precipitation.  A cooler and moist weather pattern is forecasted for the weekend with FL fluctuating from 1600 to 1800 meters. March may go out like a lion with a vigorous cold front expected for Monday night. Guesstimates: 8-10 cm for Saturday morning above 1400 meters, 10-12 cm for Sunday morning above 1600 meters, 10-20 cm for Monday morning above 1800 meters.

    Big picture from yesterday, lots of moisture about.

    High pressure building to the South.

    Moisture for Friday night with a cold front.

    Fairly moist for the weekend.

    Cool wet pattern for early next week.

    Flow pattern for the next few days.


ARTICLES:

Fire hose taking aim at BC: Avalanche Canada

First Sentinal -1 detections of avalanche debris: The Cryosphere

Special warning for the Sea to Sky Corridor: Avalanche Canada



    Ducks were appreciating the calm wet weather in the valley.

   No breeze on Lost Lake.

    Moisture was just hanging onto the trees.

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