17 Mar 2016

March 17, 2016

    08:00 Hours Wednesday March 16, 2016. Convective clouds by the afternoon.

    Tantalus Range.

    Great light and snow Wednesday morning.

    Snow quality was very good.

    Solar aspects became reactive by mid morning.

    Convective activity by mid day.

    Flurries later in the day.

    Cornice drop releasing a slab, Upper Soo Valley.

    Snow was deep in places Wednesday.

    Near the end of the day.

Weather Observations for March 17, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters   -12, Winds were 25-50 KPH SW    --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters   -12, Winds were 35-50 KPH NNW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -9, Winds were 25-35 KPH NNE  --Rendevous
1835 meters     -9, Winds were   5-25 KPH S       --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -8, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 348 cm Base, RH 86%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -6, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 274 cm Base, RH 68%    --Catskinner
  660 meters     -4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.9. 0.2 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, the upper ridge will strengthen today with  warmer temperatures and a FL hovering in the 1200 meter range. Friday will be unsettled with some cloud in the area and a FL rising to 1800 meters. Saturday as of now looks unsettled in the morning with an increase in cloud as the day progresses as a weak low brings warm moist weather to our zone by Saturday night. This pattern will continue into early next week. Looks like we could see the low pressure developing- sending moisture our way by Sunday night into Tuesday morning. More on that as we get closer.

    High pressure moving in from the South with warm air.

    High pressure continues to build for today.

    High moves East on Friday with some cloud in the onshore flow.

    Weak cold front moves onshore for Saturday morning.

    Low brings warm wet conditions for early next week.

    Low brings snow back to our zone Sunday night through Tuesday morning with a FL around 1500.


Rossland SAR rescues an injured skier caught in an avalanche: Plewman Basin

Popular Daredevil snowmobiler "Krazy Canadian" killed in BC Avalanche: Castelgar
Adjunct Professor Announcement: Avalanche Canada

Behind the scenes: Creating the Avalanche Advisory: Montana

The New Arrow in our Avalanche Control Quiver--Gazex: Crystal Mountain

Coast Mountain Backcountry report: Escape Route

    Big picture later in the day Wednesday March 16, 2016. Big high into California.

    High seems to be building for Thursday.

    Blackcomb Helicopters has a new B2-OQH.

   On the ramp.

    Moon is slowly getting bigger, Full Moon on March 23, 2016.

    Some dirty avalanches.

    Recent slab avalanche. Soo/Squamish divide.

    Blackcomb Later in the day.

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