14 Mar 2016

March 14, 2016

   Snowmobiler dies in an avalanche on Crowfoot Mountain, near Chase B.C. story below. Net Pic

    Nice to see the snow back down to the valley, Sunday March 13, 2016.

    A few breaks early in the morning.

    Some awesome snow in 7Th Heaven yesterday morning.

    Soft and silky.
    Symphony Chair early Sunday.

    Front eventually got here.

    Started snowing around 13:00 Hours.

    Its beginning to look like a great March.

    Glide Crack on the way to the Poop Chutes.                                                     Chris Owens Image

Weather Observations for March 14, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -10, Winds were 20-35 KPH S       --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -9, Winds were 30-35 KPH SSW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -8, Winds were 15-25 KPH SSE  --Rendevous
1835 meters     -7, Winds were 20-35 KPH SW    --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -6, 13 cm of new snow, 14 cm in 24 hrs, 373 cm Base, RH 91%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -6, 12 cm of new snow, 13 cm in 24 hrs, 295 cm Base, RH 92%    --Catskinner
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.6. 3.6 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a broad upper level trough will bring a cool moist Westerly flow for today with showers and a FL maxing out at 1000 meters and as low as surface. Tuesday is looking like a similar day before the upper level ridge builds into the area on Wednesday. Expect unsettled weather for Wednesday morning before the ridge strengthens for the afternoon into Saturday with warmer temperatures by Friday. Guesstimates: 6-8 cm by Tuesday morning, 2-6 cm by Wednesday morning.

    Broad upper trough will bring snow showers today with the possibility of some breaks.

    Cloudy Tuesday morning becoming unsettled by the evening.

    Sunny conditions by Wednesday afternoon.

    Ridge strengthens for Thursday.

    Sunny on Friday.


Fatal avalanche kills 1 on Crowfoot Mountain: Kamploops, BC

Italian Investigators study dynamics of deadly avalanche: Campo Tures

Snowmobiler shares account of fatal avalanche near Eureka: Alaska

Coast Mountain Backcountry report-March 13, 2016: Escape Route

    Early Sunday morning.

    15:15 hrs on Sunday afternoon.

    Low is just spinning away.

    Lots of moisture heading to California.

    Front was slowly moving our way, arrived before noon.

    Awesome snow Sunday morning.

    Wind swept on some aspects.

    There are some huge cornices out there.

   That is a lot of money sitting outside the Alpine Shop.

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