7 Mar 2018

March 7, 2018


    An avalanche has killed a sled skier in the Methow Valley, Washington State. Story below   Net pic

    An Escalade was buried in an avalanche near Sun Valley Hot Springs. Article Below. BCSD Pic

    Wide spread cycle recently at or below treeline.

   No new avalanches observed in most areas. Na Sz 3 out of McBride range, Several Sz 1 from Yest.


    Unsettled Tuesday morning.

    Blue Bird moments.

    Blackcomb Mountain.

    Looking into the toe of the Squamish Glacier.

    Ice caves in the Squamish Glacier.

    Another awesome day in the Coast Range.

    Sunny on Whistler.

    Still nice turns to be had.

    We do live in a spectacular place.

    A bit of colour at days end.

Weather Observations for March 7, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -6, Winds were 10-20 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -4, Winds were   5-10 KPH S    --Roundhouse
1660 meters   -10, 0 cm of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs  Base 306 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters     -8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +6.5, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

Inverted temperatures this am.

    As of 07:00 hrs we have clear skies, high cirrus to the north, and unlimited visibility.


A weak ridge will bring sunny skies early this am with clouds building during the day in a Southwest flow aloft. The FL is forecasted to reach 1200 metes with day time heating this afternoon. A weak front and associated low out of the SW will bring some precipitation to the area on Thursday. the freezing level may go as high as 1500 meters during the fronts passage.  The high rebounds for Friday afternoon with some unsettled weather. We can expect the ridge to strengthen over the weekend with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures. The FL could go up as high as 1800 meters on Sunday.
Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Thursday morning, 5-25 cm by Friday morning (looks like the low will bring most of the precip South of here but we may get lucky), trace-2 cm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    High pressure again this am.

    Unsettled Wednesday morning, more sun than cloud.

    Clouds move in for Wednesday night.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Low will bring light snowfall for Thursday morning.

    Low will bring more snow Thursday night.


    Recent widespread activity.

    Almost heart shaped.

    Spectacular colour in the ice caves.

    Looking from Whistler.

    The Dominator.

    Nice snow could be found yesterday.

   A new toy on the hill!!

   When it clouds over be careful of cornice debris in the bowls.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Report:
Oboe NE PS


Winthrop man identified as victim in Methow Valley Avalanche: Washington State

Escalade buried in an avalanche near Sun valley Hot Springs: Idaho

Teton Search & Rescue busy with avalanche calls: Jackcon Hole

Keeping skiers safe in all terrain-Snow safety teams long days protecting Guests: Sun Peaks

Snowmobiler injured in weekend avalanche in Nevada: Elko

California avalanche survivor describes trying to flee snow 'tsunami' on Snowboard: Squaw Valley

Unusual, deceptive avalanche conditions linger after Sierra Storm: California

How an avalanche airbag could save your life: The Telegraph

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