22 Mar 2018

March 22, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Third of four avalanche victims found, Switzerland . Update in article section.             Net Pic

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed.


    YESTERDAY:

    Early Thursday morning.



    Around noon it was still overcast.

    Unsettled in the Afternoon.

    Flurries at around 16:00 Hrs.

   More cloud at around 18:00 Hrs.


    Wednesday afternoon.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.



Weather Observations for March 22, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -4, Winds were 40-70 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -2, Winds were 20-55 KPH SE --Roundhouse
1660 meters      0, 6 cm of new, 6 cm in 24 hrs  Base 294 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.5, trace of precip recorded yest


   As of 07:00 Hrs we have obscured skies, limited visibility and it is snowing.


FORECAST:

Warm front is passing through, followed by a cold front later this morning in a Southerly flow aloft.
Overcast conditions with moderate snowfall above 1500 meters can be expected this morning , the freezing level will slowly drop to the valley by tonight. A large cold upper level low will continue to bring moderate snowfall tonight into Friday in a Southwesterly flow aloft. Saturday is looking unsettled as the low pushes South. By Sunday the flow will be Northwesterly bring periods of light snow to the area into Monday.
Guesstimates: 15-25 by Friday morning, 10-15 cm by Saturday morning, 0 cm by Sunday morning,
2-6 cm by Monday morning, 2-4 cm by Tuesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low is just North of us. FL is around 1600 meters. Colour full image.

    Cold front will push through this am.

    Large cold upper low will be here this afternoon.

    Fronts along the coast.



    Upper low moves down the coast.

    By Friday afternoon it keeps moving South.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    An awesome afternoon, golf course preparing for their season.

    At around 16:00 Hrs we had some breaks go through Whistler.

    GOES IR image from the same time period.

    This image taken at the same time as the above.


Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

Tantalus Range



ARTICLES:

Recovery efforts continue, third body found in avalanche near Verbier: Switzerland

Rain or Snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference: Science Daily

Snowmobiler injured following avalanche at Mt Sawtelle: Idaho

Hwy 89 closed at Lower Emerald Bay road due to Avalanche: Lake Tahoe

Avalanche Types: SLF

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