8 Mar 2015

March 8, 2015



    Sunrise on Saturday March 7, 2015 was at 06:42.

    Cirrus cloud dissipated quickly for a Blue Bird Day.

    Tricouni Peak Saturday morning. Information on this peak:Wikipedia

    Frost on Saturday morning.

    Even some ice on the local lakes.

    Blackcomb later in the afternoon.

    Sunset Saturday March 7, 2015. Officially at 18:02.


Weather Observations for March 8, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    - 1, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
2180 meters      0, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the SSW 
1860 meters    +3, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the E
1835 meters    +3, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters    +1, no new snow, Base 144 cm
1550 meters    +3, no new snow, Base 109 cm,  Relative Humidity 52%.
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.7.
                          Pemberton had a high of +18 Yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the strong persistent high pressure will bring mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures to the area in a light Northerly flow, with some cloud development in the afternoon. Low level onshore flow will bring unsettled weather for Monday with the slight chance of some isolated showers in the afternoon. Freezing levels will be from 1800 meters to 2600 meters into Tuesday.  Tuesday will be similar to Monday with a warm front forecasted to arrive in the evening. Freezing levels for the precipitation event should hover around 1600 meters. A cold front is forecasted to arrive on Wednesday with light snowfall into Wednesday evening when it ramps up to Moderate to heavy snowfall above 1500 meters with a FL of around 1700 meters. The system continues into Thursday morning as an upper level trough moves through the area with easing precipitation through the afternoon. By Thursday evening a weak ridge begins to build for unsettled weather for Friday. Another cold front may arrive on Saturday. Guesstimates: 3-5 cm by Wednesday morning, 15-20 cm by Thursday morning, 6-10 cm by Thursday night. Amounts subject to change as we get closer to the time frame.


    High pressure for today with a light Northerly flow.

    Some cloud in the area for Monday.

    Unsettled for Tuesday with an approaching warm front.


    Precipitation Wednesday through Thursday.

    Front will exit by Thursday evening.



ARTICLES:

Skier caught in an avalanche, buried,  dug out in < 5 minutes: Swiss Alps

Columbia Basin Trust donates $325,000 over 2 years to Avalanche Canada: Mobile App Funding

Tough snow conditions--The Hunt for Powder: Mountain Sledder

California Ski Industry's fight for Survival in the era of climate change: SkiFit

Salomon and Atomic to launch the Mountain Academy: BackcountrySkiingCanada



    Felt like spring on Alpha Lake Saturday morning.

    New Dog park is a cool attraction.

    Yes!! There were some golf balls hit on the practise range of the Whistler Golf Course yesterday.

    Rogue iceberg on Green Lake.

    Beavers have been busy on Alpha Lake.



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