10 Mar 2016

March 10, 2016

   Avalanche forecaster has been killed in an avalanche on Mt. Chief Joseph, Oregon: Story below

    08:00 Hours Wednesday March 9, 2016.

    Nice light to the North yesterday morning.

    There is a lot of snow in the sub alpine.

    Looking North West yesterday morning.

    Looking South West yesterday morning.

    Lots of folks heading into Flute yesterday, great snow!!

    Cornices will be huge after this storm cycle.

    Started snowing lightly at 14:30 hours.

    Snowing at Base 2 at 18:00 Hours.

Weather Observations for March 10, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -5, Winds were 70-110 KPH S  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -4, Winds were  45-90 KPH S  --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -2, Winds were  35-65 KPH S   --Rendevous
1835 meters     -2, Winds were  25-65 KPH SE --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -1, 35 cm of new snow, 35 cm in 24 hrs, 342 cm Base, RH 100%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -1, 37 cm of new snow, 37 cm in 24 hrs, 275 cm Base, RH 100%    --Catskinner
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.5. 4.7 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hours this am we have obscured skies, limited visibility and it is snowing.

Maximum gust last night at 2240 meters was 132 KPH at 22:50 Hours.

For the forecast, a strong front continues to move through the area being driven by a 969 mb low off the coast of Vancouver Island. Continued strong/moderate winds and heavy/moderate precipitation will continue into the evening in a South Westerly flow aloft. Winds should ease for this afternoon with moderate precipitation, intensifying again this evening, the FL may spike this afternoon to around 1500 meters, back to 900 meters by this evening.  A weaker front pushes on shore for Friday morning, intensifying in the evening with the FL dropping to 800 meters from a high of 1200 meters Friday afternoon. A cold front follows the heavy precipitation from Friday night with moderate/heavy snowfall and a FL hovering just above the valley floor on Saturday, dropping to surface by the evening. Yet more light snow is forecasted for Sunday . Guesstimates: 20-30 cm by Friday morning, 20-30 cm by Saturday morning, 20-30 cm by Sunday morning, 4-6 cm by Monday morning.

    Strong front continues into today.

    This morning.

    Deep low off the coast sending a vigorous frontal wave.

    Flow for the next two days.

    More precipitation for Friday.

    Saturday is also a storm day with moderate winds.


The Director of the Wollowa Avalanche Centre has been killed in an avalanche: Oregon

Snowmobilers fined after they were rescued from National Park in B.C.: Golden

Helping young skiers survive their brains: Avalanche Education

Sub-Zero survival skills with the US Army in Alaska: BBC News

9 Mistakes every Snowboarder makes when riding off-piste for the first time: MPORA

   09:45 yesterday morning. Front is approaching.

   15:30 Hours yesterday, it began to snow at around 15:00 Hours.

    Bulk of the moisture is heading South.

    Big picture yesterday shows the Pineapple hitting the US Pacific Coast.

    Skied Fissile like a missile!!

    South Side 7 Th Heaven.

    Black Tusk yesterday morning.

    Black Tusk close up from Whistler Peak.

    A wee bit of Blue way off to the North.

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