4 Mar 2018

March 4, 2018


    Two Spanish skiers have been killed in Pyrenean Avalanche, France. Story below.             Net Pic

   An avalanche has killed a hiker in the Vrancea Mountains, Romania. Story below.              Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed two ski tourers in Valais, Switzerland. Story in article section.   Net pic

    Size 3 from Thursday during or after the storm near Mount Currie.

    Wide propagation.

    Many Sz 2-2.5 Na after the last storm.

    Locally, Some Sz 1-1.5 Xc, Na, Nc. Sz 1-1.5 loose wet cycle noted yesterday.


    Early Saturday morning, a few clouds in the area.

    Low level cloud to the East.

    More cloud moved in as the day progressed.

    At times it was Blue Bird.

    High cirrus rolled in during the afternoon.

    Cloudier South of Whistler Saturday afternoon.

    Nice light Saturday evening.

    Sunset was at 17:56 Hrs.

    Saturday afternoon.

    Big picture on Friday.

Weather Observations for March 4, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters   -8, Winds were 10-20 KPH S   --Whistler Peak
1835 meters   -8, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Roundhouse
1660 meters   -7, trace of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs  Base 312 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters   -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.3, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies, variable visibility, and it is snowing lightly.


A dry upper level trough will bring overcast skies today with some intermittent snow flurries in a West-Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level will likely rise to 900 meters with day time heating.
We may see some unsettled weather tonight, but looks like more cloud cover for Monday with the chance of some flurries. Tuesday is looking unsettled as we may get some weak ridging with sunny skies by Wednesday. Temperatures will warm up and the FL could go as high as 1400 meters Wednesday afternoon. A warm front will bring flurries to the area Wednesday night with increasing cloud and light snow in the alpine Thursday.
Guesstimates: trace-3 cm by Monday morning, trace-3 cm by Tuesday morning, 0 cm by Wednesday morning, trace -2 cm by Thursday morning, 15-20 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Upper level trough for today.

    We might see some flurries.


    Fronts on the coast.




    There are certainly places with significant wind affect.

    Great skiing yesterday.

    Awesome snow!!

    Plate stellars.

    Cornices are getting very ripe.

    Burly skin track behind Mt Currie.

    Yesterday afternoon. An awesome day!!

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

Mount Seymour


Two Spanish Skiers were killed in a Pyrenean Avalanche: France

Avalanche kills 2 ski tourers in Valais: Switzerland

An avalanche has killed a hiker in the Vrancea Mountains: Romania

Mammoth Mountain closed after massive avalanche: California

Searchers recover body of Alaskan Snowboarder: Ketchikan

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