19 Mar 2018

March 19, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in France has killed one person and injured another:  Story in articles below. Net Pic

    Old Sa or Sc Rt side of Poo Basin.

    Locally, Sz 2 Sc in the Duffey, Sz 1-1.5 Sa in the Whistler backcountry.



    YESTERDAY:

    Blue Bird Saturday morning, snowmaking on the Horstman Glacier.

    Four guns producing snow on the Horstman Glacier.

    Cloud development as the day progressed.

    Just before noon.


    Cumulus cloud formation.


    Cloudier in the afternoon.

    Some colour at sunset which was at 19:20 Hrs.

    Sunday Afternoon.

    Big picture Sunday Afternoon.



Weather Observations for March 19, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH WNW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -5, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNW --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 290 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


FORECAST:

Unsettled today as the upper level trough begins to move away in a Northeast flow loft. A mix of sun and cloud today with the possibility of some intermittent snow flurries later today. The freezing level could go as high as 1500 meters. A weak front will bring cloudy skies for tomorrow with periods of very light snowfall. Several frontal bands will bring overcast conditions with snow into Friday.
Guesstimates: trace-1 cm by Tuesday morning, 2-4 cm by Wednesday morning, 8-12 cm by Thursday morning, 10-20 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.


    Unsettled today with mostly cloudy skies.


    Unsettled.

    Possible flurries.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Cloudier tomorrow.


    Flurries with a cold front moving down the coast.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:


    Air time off the moraine, Jr Freeride Comp.

    Surface Hoar Development.

    Low Hazard Rating Yesterday.

    Old Skier Accidental (Sa) in Blackcomb Glacier.

    Ski cut or skier accidental ? beside Poo Basin off Phalanx Ridge.



ARTICLES:

One person dead and one injured in an avalanche: France

Avalanche Hazard cuts off access to villages: Kashmir

Snowmobiler rides out Montana avalanche after deploying airbag: Hebgen Lake

Alpine assassins rider Luke Rohde dies in an avalanche at Mount Baker: Mountain Sledder

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