9 Mar 2015

March 9, 2015

    Avalanche near Bansko Ski Resort in Bulgaria has killed 3 skiers, story below.                 Net Pic

    Moon visible, 30 minutes before sunrise which was at 07:41, Daylight savings time. March 8 Th.

    07:41 Sunday morning.

    Frosty Sunday morning, -3 --then to a high of +14.8.

    Golf anyone!!

    Some cloud development in the morning.

    Fairly cloudy by days end.

    One hour before sunset. 18:00.

Weather Observations for March 9, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the S
2180 meters     -2, Winds were 35-45 KPH from the SSW 
1860 meters      0, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters    +1, Winds were 25-55 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters    +2, no new snow, Base 143 cm
1550 meters    +3, no new snow, Base 109 cm,  Relative Humidity 75%.
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.8.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have mostly cloudy skies with some breaks and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the upper level ridge over the Pacific Northwest will allow cloud into the area today with the slight chance of some light rain this afternoon as a light onshore flow develops. The ridge rebuilds tonight with unsettled conditions for Tuesday, before a warm front arrives on the coast for Tuesday evening into Wednesday. Freezing levels are rising higher than forecasted a few days ago with a range of 1800 - 2500 meters. A cold front is forecasted to move through on Wednesday, it will hopefully bring the FL down to 1800 meters by the evening. The front will slowly move through on Thursday with some light precipitation and a FL as high as 2000 meters. By Thursday evening the high pressure will rebuild into Friday with unsettled conditions and FL of around 2500 meters. Another front in a more Northwesterly flow will arrive for Saturday with FL dropping to 1800 meters and hopefully some snow above 1600 meters. Guesstimates: Trace to 2 cm for Wednesday morning above 1800 meters, 8-10 cm above 1600 meters for Thursday morning, 15-20 for Saturday. Models keep changing so stand by. Feeling very warm and spring like!!!

    Stratus cloud along the coast yesterday, may move inland later today.

   Moisture out in the Pacific.
    Highs and lows for today.

     Warm temperatures with an onshore flow for today.

    A long way off, but Saturday looks like there may be a chance of some snow above 1600 meters.


Avalanche hits three skiers in Bulgaria's Bansko Ski Area: Pirin Mountains

How to use an Avalanche Beacon: Salt Lake City, UT

Majority of Backcountry Skiing deaths caused by Avalanches: Japanese Study

Avalanche Alley: Roger's Pass, B.C.

More avalanche deaths in Afghanistan: ToLo News

Op Ed--Calling Bullshit: Matt Hansen

    Ice on Green Lake Sunday morning.

    Still an easy route to Dusty's.

    Rainbow Peak Sunday morning.

    Frosted seeds.

    7 Th Heaven and Blackcomb Peak.

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