21 Mar 2016

March 21, 2016

    Two children dead, nine missing in Pakistan Avalanche, story in article section.                 Net Pic

    Wet snow at 1835 meters Sunday morning, 08:00 Hours, +1 with 20-30 KPH from the SE.

    The Bubble is a good thing on days like Sunday on March 20, 2016.

    Rain at 1600 meters Sunday afternoon.

    Snowing and blowing 20-30 KPH SE at 12:00 Hours Sunday, +1 at 1860 meters.

   Visibility above 1900 meters to 2260 meters was fairly decent Sunday afternoon.

    10 cm of perfect snowball making snow on Horstman Glacier Sunday afternoon.

    At 14:00 Hrs Sunday it was + 2, winds were 10-20 Kph at 1835 meters.

    Below the mid and high level cloud on Sunday, March 20, 2016.


Weather Observations for March 21, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -4, Winds were 15-25 KPH SSE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -4, Winds were 15-20 KPH SSW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -2, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE     --Rendevous
1835 meters     -2, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE     --Roundhouse 
1650 meters      0, 12 cm of new snow, 12 cm in 24 hrs, 339 cm Base, RH 98%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -1,  8 cm of new snow,    8 cm in 24 hrs, 261 cm Base, RH 100%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.6. 8.8 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing lightly.


For the forecast, an upper trough will move through the zone today with snow showers in the alpine and a FL rising to around 1700 meters in a SSW Flow. There is a good chance of some sunny breaks this morning/ afternoon in the alpine. The trough will move through Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies, intermittent snow flurries and a FL fluctuating from 1200-1700 meters. A weak cold front is forecasted for Wednesday with a slightly lower FL (1400-1200 meters), light precipitation during the day with a strong pulse of precipitation Wednesday night pushing through into Thursday. There are grumblings of a Northwest flow for Friday with a cool and dry flow into Saturday. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Tuesday morning, 2-4 cm by Wednesday morning, 10-15 cm by Thursday morning, 4-6 cm by Friday morning.

    Impulse of precipitation this morning, drying and then an impulse tonight.

    Flow for today, we should see some breaks later in the day.


    Upper trough moving through today with some breaks likely in the afternoon.

    Large dry upper level low will be the weather driver into Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies.

    South-Southwest flow for today.

    Cold front still looks plausible for Wednesday, with moderate precipitation in the evening.


ARTICLES:

Two children killed , 9 missing in Pakistan Avalanche: Susom

Avalanche Hoax almost turns deadly: Montana

Large avalanche in Grindelwald, 20-03-2016: Switzerland

Why Wolverines might be the next thing in Alaska SAR: Dispatch News

Four snowmobilers caught in an avalanche in White Pine Canyon, Utah: Utah Avalanche Center


    Sunday afternoon, 13:30 Hours. Snowing at 1860 meters.

    Big picture at  12:45 Hours, Sunday afternoon.

   More moisture out there in the big picture. Not very organised!!

    The Inukshuk in Spring Garb, Spring was officially yesterday, earliest since 1896. 2240 meters.

    Chili Toms painting at Seppo's Bar, from 2180 meters.

    Tower 3 of the Peak to Peak, Sunday afternoon.

    Multiple cloud layers on Sunday.

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