24 Mar 2018

March 24, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    A snowmobiler has been killed in an avalanche at Jamtland, Sweden. Article below.    Net Pic

    Locally, AC produced Sz 1-1.5 Xy, Xr, Xc, Xe. Some Sz 2 Xl, Xe. Some Sz 1 Sa.

    Sz 1.5 Sa Flute, read Avalanche Canada MIN report below.                       Justin Lamoureux Image



    YESTERDAY:

    Snowing lightly in the valley early Friday morning.

    Snowing moderately at 1000 meters yesterday am.

    Nice morning for a session.

    Some holes in the morning.

   Big holes for a while in the afternoon.

    Unsettled at times in the PM.

    Snowing at 16:30 Hrs in the valley.

    Friday Afternoon.

    Big picture Friday.



Weather Observations for March 24, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -12, Winds were 15-20 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1835 meters   -10, Winds were     0-5 KPH N --Roundhouse
1660 meters   -11, 3 cm of new, 12 cm in 24 hrs  Base 314 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +3.8, 2.8 mm of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:

The cold upper level low has weakened bringing unsettled weather for today in a Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level may reach 1000 meters this afternoon and drop back to surface tonight. Unsettled Sunday morning before a weak warm front brings overcast skies and light snowfall by Sunday evening. Monday through Thursday looks cloudy with periods of light snow and the FL rising as the week progresses.
Guesstimates: Trace-1 cm by Sunday morning, 3-5 cm by Monday morning, 4-8 cm by Tuesday morning, trace-1 cm by Wednesday morning



    GOES IR image this am.

    Cold upper low moving off the coast.

    Low will bring overcast skies this am.



    Unsettled by this afternoon.



    Fronts along the coast.

    Unsettled early Sunday Morning with a weak front moving on to the coast in the afternoon.


    Overcast in the afternoon with periods of light snow.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Southeasterly winds most of the day.

    Overcast in the am.

    Everyone was enjoying the new snow.

    There were some good turns to be had.

    Cornice debris in most bowls.

    Know where the permanent closures are, loosing privileges for one year sucks!!


    Convective activity Friday. From 06:00 to 14:00 Catskinner & Pig Alley received 9 cm new.


Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Flute/Oboe

Disease Ridge


From South Coast Touring:


Mitchell Sulkers
March 23 at 7:16am
With clearing forecast for Saturday, some near country obs. By the end of the day yesterday, accumulations in specific areas were approaching enough mass to create size two avalanches...



ARTICLES:

One person killed in an avalanche at Ojan Lake: Sweden

Avalanche warning after a snowmoblier dies in an avalanche: Sweden

Kirkwood adventure includes helping buried snowboarder: California

Mount Rose Hwy reopens after avalanche: California

Arctic wintertime sea ice extent is amongst lowest on record: Science Daily

Backcountry Avalanche Risks & Safety Tips: E-Know.Ca

BC Hydro crews replace toppled 110 ft tower after March 1st avalanche: Terrace Standard

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