26 Mar 2016

March 26, 2016

    Valley cloud Friday morning, March 25, 2016.

    Cloud eventually lifted for an awesome day.

    Cornices are very large and have been collapsing regularly in the past few days.


    Slab avalanche from a cornice collapse.

    Slough management from a safe distance.

    Cloudy in Whistler later in the day.

Weather Observations for March 26, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH SSE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -7, Winds were 10-15 KPH S       --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -6, Winds were   5-15 KPH S       --Rendevous
1835 meters     -5, Winds were    0-5  KPH S       --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 331 cm Base, RH 94%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 246 cm Base, RH 92%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.2. 0.6 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, a weakening frontal system will move onshore today with unsettled conditions (mostly cloudy) this morning in a light Southerly flow aloft. The FL will rise to a high of around 1700 meters with day time heating. By this evening we will see light precipitation and the FL dropping to around 1200 meters. The upper level trough will continue to push through on Sunday with light snow just above the valley floor (FL 1200-800 meters). A strong upper level ridge will build for Monday with mostly sunny skies into next weekend in a Northeasterly flow aloft. The temperatures in the alpine will slowly warm up during the week with the FL reaching 3000 meters by Wednesday. Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Sunday morning, 4-6 cm by Monday morning.

    06:00 Hours this am. Mostly cloudy skies

    Front goes through this evening with an upper level trough in its wake for Sunday.

    Frontal band followed by an upper level trough.

    Trough pushes through on Sunday.

    High pressure pushes in for Monday.

    High pressure remains into next weekend.


Knowing when to turn around: BackcountryMagazine

Scenario sheds light on avalanche rescue: Panorama

Skier caught in avalanche survives: Vail, Colorado

Body of second soldier missing in Siachen avalanche recovered: Northern India

B.C. Avalanche warning triggers reminder of deaths on the rise: CBC News

    Image from late in the afternoon Friday.

    Coast range has some gnarly peaks.

    Near the Meager Group.

    Snow quality yesterday was awesome!!


    Ridge Line on Mount Currie.

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