28 Mar 2015

March 28, 2015

    First light Friday March 27, 2015.

    Fog in the valley early Friday morning.

    Broken cloud with some nice light early Friday.

    Alta Lake, Friday morning.

    Overcast later in the day.

    Precipitation began around 17:00 Hours.

    Just before sunset on Friday evening.

Weather Observations for March 28, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 25-35 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -3, Winds were 35-50 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters      -3, No Data
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 30-45 KPH from the SW
1650 meters       0, 3 cm of new snow,  Base 171 cm, 10 cm above 1800 meters
1550 meters       0, 2 cm of new snow, Base 125 cm, Relative Humidity 100%. 
  660 meters     +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.4, 2.2 mm recorded on Friday

For the forecast, a warm front is passing through the area early this morning with moderate precipitation easing to light precipitation for the remainder of the day with a freezing level hovering around 1700 meters. We may also experience breaks in the precipitation during the day. A more vigorous front arrives this evening with moderate precipitation and the FL dropping down to around 1500 meters. Several frontal waves will move over the coast from Saturday evening to Monday evening with moderate to heavy precipitation and a fluctuating FL from 1600 meters to 1800 meters. As the cold front passes through Monday evening we could see the FL dropping to 1400 meters. The flow will switch around during this period between Southerly and Westerly flow aloft. From Tuesday to Friday next week a broad upper level trough will bring showery cool conditions to the area. Guesstimates: 5-8 cm for Sunday morning above 1600 meters, 20-30 cm for Monday morning above 1800 meters,  30-40 cm for Tuesday morning above 1700 meters.

   As of 07:00 Hours this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility, snowing lightly.

    Precipitation should ease to showers during the day until the next front arrives this evening.

    Still a fair bit of moisture forecasted for today.

    Westerly flow for Sunday.

    Continued precipitation into Monday.

    Begins to break up for Tuesday.

    Big picture from yesterday, lots of moisture heading our way!!

    Cooler temperatures for early next week.


Skier in serious condition after triggering an avalanche: Sunshine, Alberta

Snowmobilers involved in an avalanche on Boulder Mountain: Revelstoke Area

Recent snow closes Highway 1: Revelstoke

Vail gets the go ahead to create the largest ski resort in the USA: Park City and Canyons

Ski Patrol trigger colossal avalanche in Andorra: Pyrenees

   Wedge through the valley fog, Friday morning.

    Wedge above the fog layer.

    Alta lake Friday morning.

    Ski out deteriorating quickly with the warm temperatures.

    Still snow on lower Dave Murray but need to walk the last 100 meters.

    Skunk Cabbage is thriving in these conditions.

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