16 Mar 2018

March 16, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Recent avalanche debris at Three Mile Gap.

    Recent avalanche debris on the Duffey.

     Wet Loose avalanche off South face above Wedge Lake.                                   Toby Salin Image

    Avalanche above Wedge Lake.                                                                         Toby Salin Image

    Slab avalanche off Mount Rethel                                                                          Toby Salin Image

     Point releases above Wedge Lake.                                                                      Toby Salin Image

                      Recent activity above Wedge Lake                                 Toby Salin Image

    Above the traverse into Spanky's Ladder                                                                  A Willie photo.

    Pinwheeling between Sun Bowl and Safe Route Chutes                                   Pete Durkin Image

    Slab avalanche below Davidson.                                                                            Pete Durkin Image

    Locally, AC  produced Sz 1-1.5 Xe, Sc. In the area Sz 1-3 Na, Sc, Sa.



    YESTERDAY:

    A few clouds Thursday morning.

    Early Thursday morning.

    Snow conditions yesterday were great.

    Thursday morning.

    After closing on Blackcomb Thursday evening. Unsettled !!

    Fresh tracks off Phalnax Ridge.



Weather Observations for March 16, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -8, Winds were 15-25 KPH N     --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -6, Winds were   5-10 KPH ENE --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -6, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 297 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.1, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

A weak upper trough will bring unsettled weather this morning, transitioning to sunny skies by this afternoon in a Southeasterly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 1500 meters with daytime heating dropping back to surface tonight. Saturday is looking sunny. Sunday will likely be unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud. A weak disturbance will push through on Monday with overcast skies but the airmass is dry. Back to unsettled weather for Tuesday.
Guesstimates: no precipitation until possibly Monday.


    GOES IR image from this am.



     Weak upper level trough, low moving South.

    Unsettled becoming sunny.

    Sunny conditions this afternoon.

    Fronts along the coast.


    Possible morning cloud.


    Sunny breaks in the afternoon.

    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:


    Driving from Revelstoke to Whistler brings you through many different zones.

    Revelstoke, Mount Bigsby.

    Suchswap Ice

    Kamloops.

   Thompson River Area.

    Fraser River.

    Duffey Lake.

    Nice light on Currie Thursday evening.

    Back in Whistler.


VIDEO FRIDAYS:

Up close and personal with the: Daisy Bell

Wet Avalanche Potential: Montana

Young guns at Whistler: Quicksilver

Avalanche Footage: France




ARTCLES:

Army mountain guide warns of dangers amid snowstorms: Vermont Avalanche

Three army soldiers remain hospitalised after avalanche incident: New Hampshire

One person trapped as avalanche hits Kashmir: Northern India

Avalanche Poodles: Pistehors.com

Exceptionally large amounts of winter snow in Northern Hemisphere: PhysOrg

Avalanche risk closes fishmeal plant: Norway

Dust storms+snowpack raise late summer water concerns: Colorado

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