12 Mar 2018

March 12, 2018


    Wet loose point release.

    Moist loose from Saturday afternoon.

   Locally, reports of Sz 1-1.5 Loose Dry, Num Sz 1-1.5 Loose Wet on Solar aspects, Sa Sz 2, Xc Sz 2

    Sa Sz 2 on the Duffey yesterday.


    Awesome morning, some cloud out to the Southwest.

    Cold smoke.

    Sun was intense in the alpine, high of -1 at 2240 meters at 16:30 Hours, Sunday.

    Some cloud in the afternoon.

    Alpin Glow.

    Cloud over Wedge before sunset.

Weather Observations for March 12, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -2, Winds were 35-45 KPH SE   --Whistler Peak
1835 meters    +1, Winds were 10-20 KPH SSE --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -3, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 298 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.6, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

We have an inversion, alpine temperatures will rise quickly today.

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


Ridge of high pressure still in the area this am with sunny skies in a Southerly flow aloft. We can expect some cloud development this afternoon from the front which will arrive Tuesday. The FL today may go as high as 2400 meters. Tuesday will start off unsettled but the arrival of the front will bring overcast skes and light precipitation into Thursday morning. The FL will start with a high of 1800 meters on Tuesday slowly dropping to 1000 meters by Thursday. A cool upper level low will move in on Thursday afternoon for unsettled weather into Friday.
Guesstimates: 0 cm by Tuesday morning, 5-10 cm by Wednesday mornig, 5-10 cm by Thursday morning, trace to 1 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

     Low and associated moisture just off the coast of Vancouver Island.

    Sunny and Warm.

    We may see some cloud in the mix this afternoon.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Unsettled Tuesday morning before the arrivl of the front.

    Snow above 1800 meters Tuesday afternoon.


    Old fracture lines.

    Many souls out and about on Sunday.

    Well used backcountry.

    Nice day for a flight!


    Surface hoar below tree line on Blackcomb Glacier.

    Even some of the slightly wind affected snow was skiing well.

          Sa (skier accidental) on the Duffey yesterday.

    Heading Home!!


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