29 Mar 2015

March 29, 2015

         Avalanche near Revelstoke buries sledder, avalanche warning issued, story below. Net Pic

    Just after sunrise which was officially at 06:58 Saturday March 28, 2015.

    Began to break by 07:30 Hours.

    Even with the breaks there were isolated showers early in the morning.

    Cloud hung onto the peaks for most of the day.

    By mid morning on Saturday there was some decent light with high clouds and sunny breaks.

    Later in the afternoon the clouds and light precipitation did return.

Weather Observations for March 29, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -3, Winds were 60-85 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters      -3, Winds were 45-70 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -2, Winds were 35-55 KPH from the E
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the SE
1650 meters      -1, 9 cm of new snow,  Base 177 cm
1550 meters      -1, 6 cm of snow, Base 128 cm, Relative Humidity 100%. 
  660 meters     +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10, 1.4 mm recorded on Saturday.

Normal minimum temperature for this time of the year is -2, Yesterday was +4.9.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing 1 cm per hour.

For the forecast, a slow moving front will bring moderate to heavy precipitation to the area this morning with a freezing level starting at around 1500 meters this morning rising to 1800+ meters this afternoon\ evening in a Southwesterly flow. We may see the precipitation ease by this afternoon depending on the flow, with moderate precipitation this evening.  Precipitation should ease Monday morning then slowly ramp back up in the afternoon\evening with the FL dropping to 1600 meters with the arrival of a cold front. An upper level trough will build for Tuesday into Thursday with mostly cloudy conditions, cooler temperatures and a showery pattern. Weak ridging to our South during this time period will likely bring a few breaks in the mix. FL from Tuesday to Thursday will range from 800 to 1400 meters.
Guesstimates: 20-30 cm above 1700 meters by Monday morning, 18-25 cm above 1600 meters by Tuesday morning, 4-6 cm above 1200 meters by Wednesday morning.

    Satellite image from yesterday 16:00 Hours.

    There is certainly moisture on its way.

    Front has stalled over our area with moderate to heavy precipitation, easing later this morning.

    Moisture stream is heading right for our zone.

    Sunday night into Monday.

    Flow continues into Monday.


1British, and 1 German killed in Swiss Avalanches: Canton of Valais

Weighing the inherent risks of skiing and snowboarding: Daliah Singer

Roof avalanche annihilates pedestrian: Syktyvkar

Avalanche Warning issued: Avalanche Canada

Airbags, Good for more than just Avalanches: Mountain Sledder

South Coast Inland Advisory: Avalanche Canada

    Upload at 09:00Hours. Still some showers in the valley.

    Some blue holes passing through Saturday morning before it broke in the valley.

    Cowboy Ridge was visible yesterday morning amongst the high cloud.

    This satellite image was taken during the same time frame as the photo above. 09:00 Hours

    Cloudier to our South around 12:30 hours over the Tantalus Range.

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