31 Mar 2015

March 31, 2015

    Snowing lightly early Monday March 30, 2015.

    Valley perspective yesterday morning. We did have a brief period of breaks in the morning.

    Breaks did not last long on Monday morning.

    Monday afternoon. 14:30 hours, not many hardy souls.

    Snow flurries at 15:00 Hours yesterday afternoon.

    A bit of blue near days end on Monday.

Weather Observations for March 31, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      ?, Winds were 35-50 KPH from the S
2180 meters    - 5, Winds were 45-60 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters     -5, Winds were 15-35 KPH from the E
1835 meters     -4, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the SW
1650 meters     -2, 7 cm of new snow, Base 184 cm
1550 meters     -1, 5 cm of new snow, Base 136 cm, Relative Humidity 98%. 
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.3, 4.8 mm recorded on Monday.

Likely 10-20 cm of dry smoke above 1700 meters. Yesterday avalanche control work produced some size 1 slabs on Blackcomb, up to size 2 on Whistler. There were a few Na size ones and a Nc release Size 1 observed yesterday as well.

    As of 07:00 Hours we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, an upper level trough will bring unsettled conditions for this morning with some light precipitation this am and flurries developing later today.  The freezing level should drop to 900 meters in a Southwesterly flow. We may get some convective cloud development later in the morning into the afternoon. Tuesday looks to be unsettled with as mix of sun and cloud as the high pushes in from the South. A series of weak fronts will develop for the remainder of the week with FL ranging from 1400 meters as day time highs to morning lows of 800 meters. Light precipitation will be the norm for Thursday through Saturday. Guesstimates: 3-5 cm by Wednesday morning, trace to 2 cm for Thursday morning.

    Satellite image from yesterday afternoon.

    Today's flow. We could see a few breaks today!!

    Upper trough for Wednesday and Thursday.

    Should see some breaks tomorrow.

    Will depend on much cloud the low can send in our direction.
     Big low and a big high affecting our weather later in the week.


Drones can save lives in SAR Missions after an avalanche: Norway

Precautionary Recall of Ortovox S1+ avalanche transceiver: Ortovox

Empty chair fall from cable at Mount Bachelor: Bend, Oregon

More Info on Snowmobiler who was buried on Boulder Mountain: Revelstoke

Blackcomb closing a month early: Pique

    Avalanche debris from explosives control West Bowl, Whistler Mountain.                  Coop Photo

    That would hurt you!! Size 2 slabs entraining wet snow in run out zones.                  Coop Photo

    Monday noon image. Next two taken in the same time frame

    Front heading our way.
    Pop Corn clouds following front.

    Keener's taking advantage of every snow patch!!

    Yesterday morning Green Lake.

    Different picture compared to yesterday's at this location.

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