27 Mar 2015

March 27, 2015

    08:30 Hours Thursday March 26, 2015.

    Conditions deteriorated as the early morning progressed.

    Valley perspective early Thursday morning.

    Rain showers around 10:30 Hours.

    Drier and some breaks in the afternoon.

    Just before sunset on Thursday.



Weather Observations for March 27, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       0, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters     +2, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters     +3, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the E
1835 meters     +5, Winds were 15-40 KPH from the S
1650 meters     +3, No new snow,  Base 177 cm
1550 meters     +4, No new snow, Base 126 cm, Relative Humidity 85%. 
  660 meters     +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +13.1, 2.0 mm recorded on Thursday


    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility with fog in the valley.


For the forecast, dry stable conditions this morning with a a mix of sun and cloud, increasing cloud later today with the chance of some showers as the cold front moves onto the coast in a Southerly flow. Freezing levels will remain high this morning (2500 meters) dropping to 1900 meters this evening. We will receive heavy precipitation for a brief period Friday night easing to light precipitation by Saturday morning, with cloudy conditions. The high to the South of our area will push a plume of moisture into our area for Saturday evening into Sunday with heavy precipitation and and a dropping FL which will fluctuate from a high of 1800 meters on Saturday to a low of 1500 meters on Sunday in a Westerly Flow. Another cold front is forecasted for Monday with heavy precipitation and similar Fl with a high of 1800 meters and a low of 1600 meters. As of now it looks like we will have cooler temperatures and showery weather for the beginning of next week.
Guesstimates: 10-15 cm above 1700 meters by Saturday morning, 15-20 cm above 1500 meters by Sunday morning, 20-40 cm above 1500 meters by Monday morning, 30-50 cm above 1600 meters by Tuesday morning.

    Satellite image from yesterday at noon.

    Big picture yesterday at noon.

    Subtropical moisture and warm temperatures once again. Lots of moisture in the Pacific.

    Cold front arriving this evening.

    Moisture continues for Saturday.

    Another cold front for Monday.


VIDEO FRIDAYS:

Snowmobile river Step Up: Slednecks

Getting a face Shot on a Mountain Bike: Ludo May

Winning Run--Swatch Freeride World Tour: Haines,AK

Proximity Flying: Vimeo





ARTICLES:

Coast Mountain Backcountry Report: March 23 & 24, 2015

Aspen snowpack dust-free for the first March in a decade: Colorado

Meteorologist David Jones's Take on the weather: March 26, 2015

The Art of Skinning, Part1--An Education: John Robinson IV

Mysterious Ski Art baffles Ski Patrol: Austria



    A brief glimpse yesterday morning.

    Broken by Thursday mid-day.

    Later yesterday afternoon.

   Double dating.

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