31 Mar 2018

March 31, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, no new avalanches observed.


    YESTERDAY:

    Unsettled Friday morning.

    Visibility in the alpine was difficult early morning.

        Snow was nice.

    Cloudier in the morning.

    Great skiing in 7Th Heaven.

    Later in the day.

    Just before sunset.

    Friday Afternoon.

    Big picture Friday.


Weather Observations for March 31, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -7, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 5-10 KPH E  --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -7, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 297 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.1, trace of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:

Mostly clear skies this am in a Northwesterly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 1500 meters today by this afternoon, and we will see some cloud development later this am. A weak front
will push through later today with overcast skies and some periods of light snow by tonight. Sunday is looking overcast with periods of light snow with a cold front pushing through later in the day. Monday is looking unsettled before a series of frontal bands brings snow Tuesday into Thursday.

Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Sunday morning, 5-20 cm by Monday morning (depends on the cold front),
2-4 cm by Tuesday morning, 5-10 cm by Wednesday morning.


    GOES IR image this am.


     A high, low, and Arctic front on the doorstep.

    Mostly sunny this am.

    Low moving down the coast.

    Fronts along the coast.


    Weak frontal band for Sunday. Cold temps.

    Some clearing by Monday morning.



INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Snow in the bowls was skiing well.

    Rime at the upper elevations.

   Be careful of cornice debris if the visibility is bad.

    Mickey Mouse Cloud.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Tantulus

Disease South

Steep Creek



ARTICLES:

Snow stacked high as crews begin plowing Glacier's Sun Road: Montana


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