27 Mar 2018

March 27, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, AC produced Sz 1-1.5 Xe, Sc, Xc.

    Recent Sc near Squamish on Sunday, check out MIN report below.                           Jim Image



    YESTERDAY:

    Light snow in the valley Monday morning.

    Overcast and light snow in the alpine.

    Yesterday afternoon at 1835 meters, -3 with 25-45 KPH winds S.

    Visibility was challenging in the alpine at times.

    Hard to see in the alpine.

    Good turns to be had if you could work your way into the chutes.

    Moist snow at the lower elevations, High of +3 in the valley yesterday.



    Monday afternoon.

    Big picture on Monday.


Weather Observations for March 27, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -5, Winds were 30-70 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -2, Winds were 25-60 KPH SE --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -1, 5 cm of new, 8 cm in 24 hrs  Base 309 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +2.9, 3.3 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies, limited visibility and it is snowing 2 cm per hr.


FORECAST:

A weak frontal band coming from the North will give us overcast skies this am with periods of light snow fall. Very slight chance we may see some breaks later today in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will go up to 1600 meters this afternoon with day time heating and drop to around 1000 meters tonight. We will likely see some unsettled weather Wednesday morning before another weak frontal band pushes through with overcast conditions Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. Unsettled weather to follow Friday through Sunday as a weak ridge trys to build.
Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Wednesday morning, 1-2 cm by Thursday morning, 4-6 cm by Friday morning, 2-4 cm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    Warm temperatures as the low moves over the top of the warm dirty ridge.

    Weak cold front moving through later.

    Snow ending later in the day.

    Fronts along the coast.


    Unsettled Wednesday morning.


    Not 100 % sure this will happen, possible overcast conditions tomorrow afternoon.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Sporty line, he did land it.

    Signs signs every where there's signs. Important ones!!!!

    Steeps were skiing well yesterday.

    Amazing how these rocks were left after the glacier retreated.


    Come support Avalanche Canada Foundation. April 14, 2018. Click on date for information.


    Monday afternoon, 18:00 Hrs, most of the moisture is missing us.


Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Iago Peak

Clinker/Price Lower

Bombtram Mountain



From South Coast Toring:


Duncan Schouten
March 26 at 12:17pm
With all of the recent activity around Whistler, I dug a quick pit on west Oboe face yesterday afternoon to see how things were shaping up. 180322 storm slab was well consolidated down to mid-March crust at ~70cm, which sheared Q2 at CT24. Didn't dig down to the mid-February layer. Just another point of data for y'all.



ARTICLES:

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