8 Mar 2016

March 8, 2016

    An avalanche has claimed 2 climbers lives in the Grison area of Switzerland, story below. Net Pic

    Snowing at 800 meters yesterday morning, Monday March 7, 2016.

    Calm at 1860 meters.

    Snowing lightly in the alpine, great coverage and dry snow.

    18 cm on lower Panorama yesterday morning.

    No crowds and snowing most of the day. 7 cm recorded at 1550 meters by 14:30 Hours.

   FL spiked to 1860 meters yesterday around 13:30 hours for 30 minutes. 0 degrees

    Raining in the valley yesterday afternoon.

    Lower mountain snow pack is taking a beating.

    Ending up in Green Lake.

    Some breaks at 16:30 hours with a light breeze to move some of the cloud away.

Weather Observations for March 8, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -8, Winds were 20-40 KPH SSE --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -7, Winds were 20-25 KPH S      --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -6, Winds were 15-30 KPH SSE  --Rendevous
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 5-20   KPH SE    --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     -4, 3 cm of new snow, 11 cm in 24 hrs, 326 cm Base, RH 94%    --Pig Alley
1550 meters     -5, 3 cm of new snow, 10 cm in 24 hrs, 255 cm Base, RH 98%    --Catskinner
  660 meters      0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.4. 2.4 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies and variable visibility. Snowing lightly.

For the forecast, the upper level trough is moving East with a weak cold front pushing onshore this afternoon into tonight. The FL will hover in the 1000 meter range possibly dipping to 800 meters in the evening in a Westerly flow. The weak front will move out of the area by Wednesday morning with the chance of some sunny breaks. Another front arrives Wednesday afternoon, intensifying by the evening with strong winds and heavy snowfall into Thursday morning. The FL will hover in the 1100 meter range. A short wave trough pushes through Thursday with light/moderate precipitation with a 1200 meter FL. A break in the action Friday morning with unsettled weather before the next front arrives Friday night into Saturday. Guesstimates: 4-8 cm by Wednesday morning, 25-40 cm for Thursday morning, 15-25 cm by Friday morning, 2-4 cm by Saturday morning

    Weak cold front for Today.

    Wet and windy front for Wednesday into Thursday morning.

    Deep low Wednesday will bring a juicy front to our zone.

    Short wave trough for Thursday with post frontal showers in the morning, drying by the evening.

    A break on Friday before another weak front arrives Friday night.

    Series of weak fronts during the week with an impulse of heavy snow Wednesday night.


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    Image from noon yesterday afternoon, snowing lightly at 1860 meters.

  More moisture heading our way.

    Still drawing moisture from just North of Hawaii.

    Snow was skiing very well yesterday morning.

    Up hill track in the morning, there is talk of a dedicated route for up hill skiing next season.

    Upper mountain trees were skiing well again yesterday.

    Mid mountain visibility was challenging at times yesterday.

   Some nice breaks on Sweep at 16:40 hours.

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