7 Mar 2016

March 7, 2016

   An avalanche in Austria has claimed a woman's life--story in article section.                      Net Pic

    Fresh Tracks 08:15 Sunday morning, snowing lightly at 1835 meters.

    Relatively nice in the valley yesterday morning, Sunday March 6, 2016.

    Mid mountain cloud was moist and thick.

    Awesome power flurries in the morning/afternoon, 12 cm recorded at 1550 meters by 14:00 Hrs.

    Great snow in the Panorama trees on Sunday.

    Deeper on the Horstman Glacier.

    Drifting in the 20-60 KPH winds most of the day, max gusts 70 KPH in the morning. 2240 Meters

    There were a few sucker holes.

Weather Observations for March 7, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -6, Winds were 5-10 KPH ESE   --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -5, Winds were 0-5   KPH SSW  --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -4, Winds were 0-5   KPH ESE   --Rendevous
1835 meters     -4, Winds were 0-5   KPH S        --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -1, 10 cm of new snow, 20 cm in 24 hrs, 328 cm Base, RH 95%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -3, 10 cm of new snow, 22 cm in 24 hrs, 256 cm Base, RH 98%    --Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.1. 11.6 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing 1 cm per hour.

Avalanche control on WB yesterday produced some Sz 1-2 storm slabs (20-45 cm crown lines) Xc, Xe, Sc. Some Sz .5-1 noted in the backcountry Sc.

For the forecast, a slow moving broad upper level trough will bring overcast conditions today in a SW flow, with the Fl topping out at around 1400 meters then dropping to 1000 meters by this evening. A very weak front arrives for Tuesday with very light precipitation and a FL hovering in the 900 meter range in a W flow. Looks like a similar day Wednesday before a stronger impulse of precipitation Wednesday night, with the FL remaining around 1000 meters. A weak ridge builds Thursday with snow flurries and a mix of sun and cloud. The parade of weak Pacific fronts continues into the weekend. Yesterday we surpassed the 10 meter mark for cumulative snow, now at 1020 cm at 1650 meters. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Tuesday morning, 4-6 cm by Wednesday morning, 20-25 cm by Thursday morning.

    Most of the precipitation has gone South, may see the odd break later today.

    Broad upper level trough with very little movement.

    Looks like light precip for today

    Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will bring light precipitation.

    The flow for the upcoming week. Cooler in a more Westerly flow until Thursday.


Spanish women killed by an avalanche in Austria: Innsbruck

Size 3 avalanche in Avalanche Alley, Brandywine on Saturday: Powder Mountain Snowmobile

Coast Mountain Backcountry Report: Escape Route

Winter Travel management in Lassen NF: California

    08:00 Hours Sunday morning, lots of pop corn clouds heading our way.

    Just before noon yesterday.

    Lots of moisture to the South yesterday before noon.

    Teetering Rock.

    Rough day for a big air competition.

    Deep snow in Purple Haze.

     Cougar Trees were sweet as well.

    A big sucker hole.

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