15 Mar 2018

March 15, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

   An avalanche on Mt. Mansfield, Vermont has injured 6 soldiers. Story im article section. Net Pic

    An avalanche has injured a patroller on Pic Blanc, France. Story in article section. Net Pic

    Locally, AC produced mostly Sz 1 Xe, Xc, Xl, Sc ssl. 1- Sz 1.5-2 Na observed in Lakeside.




    YESTERDAY:

    Wednesday Morning.

    Fresh snow, cooling trend during the day -3 at 06:00 Hrs, -6 by 24:00 Hrs at 1835 meters..

    Visibility was obscured at times Wednesday morning.

    Similar conditions in Barriere yesterday as well.


    Breaks later in the day.

    Raining yesterday afternoon at Three Valley gap.

    After closing!


    Wednesday Afternoon.

    Big picture Wednesday Afternoon.


Weather Observations for March 15, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE  --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -8, Winds were   5-10 KPH ENE--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -8, 1 cm of new, 4 cm in 24 hrs  Base 299 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.0, 0.6 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am at 1835 meters we have obscured skies and limited visibility.

    As of 07:00 Hrs at 660 meters we have broken cloud and variable visibility.



FORECAST:

A broad upper level trough will bring a mix of sun and cloud to the area today in a Southeasterly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to 1500 meters today with daytime heating and drop back down to surface tonight. This pattern will continue into next week with little snow expected in the next week. Friday will start out unsettled but become mostly cloudy in the afternoon with the chance of some intermittent snow flurries as a weak low pushes through into Saturday. Unsettled Saturday night into Sunday with sunny skies by Sunday afternoon. The FL will fluctuate from 1500 meters to surface during this time period.
Guesstimates: 0 cm by Friday morning, trace-1 cm by Saturday morning, trace-1 cm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.



     Upper level trough with cool temperatures.


    Thursday morning.


    Later today.


    Fronts along the coast.


    Friday morning.



    Friday afternoon

INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Melting snow at Craicellachie.

    Spring is here, warm temperatures over the past few days.

    Snow pack is beginning to shrink.

    The last Spike.

    Winter snow layers.

    Winter exploring rig.


ARTICLES:

An Avalanche has injured six U.S. Army Soldiers in Vermont: Mount Mansfield

Piste patroller injured by an avalanche on Pic Blanc: France

Global warming found to be causing an increase in avalanche activity: Western Himalayas

Bishkek-Osh Highway closed for 3 days because of an Avalanche: Kyrgyzstan

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