30 Mar 2015

March 30, 2015

   Avalanche fatalities in Switzerland this winter reaches 28, update in article section.    Net Pic

    Guide and client killed while heli-skiing in the Susa Valley, Italy. Story in Articles below.   Net Pic

    An avalanche near the Carro Refuge in France has claimed a life. Information in article section.
    08:00 Hours Sunday March 29, 2015. -1.7 Deg, winds were 25-50 KPH from the ESE.

    By 10:00 hours it was snowing hard, winter had returned.

    Conglomerate stellars in the valley at 10:00 Hours Sunday morning. Temp at 670 meters was 0.

    Inversion yesterday morning brought snow to the valley.

    Snow line made it down to 800 meters yesterday morning.

    By the afternoon snow eased off, visibility improved--24 cm of snow at 1650 meters in 8 hours.

Weather Observations for March 30, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      0, Winds were 45-65 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters      0, Winds were 30-45 KPH from the S
1860 meters      0, Winds were 25-45 KPH from the E
1835 meters    +1, Winds were 10-30 KPH from the E
1650 meters    +2, 2 cm of new snow, 26 cm in 24 hours  Base 190 cm
1550 meters    +1, 3 cm of new snow, Base 142 cm, Relative Humidity 100%. 
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.1, 13.2 mm recorded on Sunday.

   At 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies with variable visibility and light wet snow. Obscured at 2000 M

For the forecast, a warm front will pass through the area this morning with light precipitation, easing to showers at times in a Westerly flow aloft. Freezing level will remain around 2200 meters this morning and may rise to 2400 meters by this afternoon. A cold front will move onshore later today with heavy precipitation this evening and the FL dropping to about 1600 meters. An upper level trough will form for tomorrow bringing unsettled conditions, with the possibility of snow showers
in the morning and a FL starting around 1200 meters and dropping to 900 meters by Tuesday night. A cooler weather pattern for the remainder of the week will bring cloudy weather with some sunny break and snow at times to the mid mountain elevations. Guesstimates: 25-35 cm by Tuesday morning above 1800 meters, trace to 2 cm by Wednesday morning above 1200 meters, 3-5 cm by Thursday morning above 1000 meters.

    Image from yesterday morning when it was snowing hard.

    Big picture yesterday morning.

    Warm front followed by a cold front later today.

    Heavy precipitation this evening.

    Cold front moving through today in a Westerly flow.

    Moisture content for today.

    Unsettled with some flurries possible for Tuesday.

    Flow brings cooler air from the North Tuesday.


5 avalanche deaths in the European Alps this past weekend:Pistehors.com

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Squaw Creek Avalanche -Accident Report: Sledder Fatality

Buried Alive-- An avalanche survivor breaks his silence: MacLean's Magazine

    Green Lake early yesterday morning.

    The grass has already turned green.

    March is going out like a Lion with some snow in the alpine.

    By yesterday afternoon, 15:00 Hours the precipitation had shifted South.

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