2 Mar 2018

March 2, 2018


    An avalanche has killed a ski instructor in the Spanish Pyrenees. Story in article section. Net Pic

     A mountain guide has died in an avalanche while inspecting WFT Venue, Andora. Story below.

    Locally, AC produced Sz 1-2.5 Xe Sc Xl. Some Na Sz 2 observed in surrounding areas.


    Blower Pow.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture Thursday.

Weather Observations for March 2, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -8, Winds were 10-20 KPH NE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters   -8, Winds were   5-10 KPH NE --Roundhouse
1660 meters   -7, trace of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs  Base 325 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters   -4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.2, 6.9 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


An upper trough will bring overcast skies today in a  Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level could reach 1000 meters today with daytime heating. There is a chance of some isolated intermittent snow showers this afternoon. A mix of sun and cloud for Saturday with a dry air mass and the FL going to 900 meters with day time heating, dropping back down to surface..  Sunday is looking mostly cloudy with some snow flurries possible and the FL going to 800 meters in the afternoon. No real snow coming until at least Wednesday, unsettled until the next front arrives.
Guesstimates: Trace-2 cm by Saturday morning, 0 new by Sunday morning, trace-2 cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low still affecting our zone.

    Cloudy skies with the possibility of some snow showers.

    Flurries possible this pm.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Unsettled with sunny breaks Saturday.

    Improving on Saturday.


    Conditions were awesome yesterday.

    Thursday afternoon. Unsettled.


Speedrider sets off avalanche: France

Avalanche covers Hwy in North Cascades: SR20

Avalanche Rescue Skills: France

The Scientist who makes twin snowflakes: You Tube


An avalanche has killed a ski instructor in the Spanish Pyrenees: Aramon Formigal

Mountain Guide killed in avalanche while inspecting FWT Venue: Vallnord-Arcalis, Andora

Police gives details of death of child under avalanche in Karakol Resort: Kyrgyzstan

Avalanche Risk 4 in Verbier: Safety & Tips

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