1 Mar 2019

March 1, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Fresh snow to the valley Thursday morning.

    Clouds were thin but  very light snow most of the day.

    There were good turns to be had. Some areas had 30 cm of snow blown in.

    Blackcomb Glacier was nice, smooth underneath with some nice pow.

    Visibility was not always the best above tree line.

    Started clearing out near the end of the day.



Weather Observations for March 1, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -13, Winds were 25-35 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -13, Winds were 25-35 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -11, Winds were 15-20 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -11, Winds were  5-10 KPH NE--Round House
1650 meters     -11, trace of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 247 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -10, trace of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 180 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.9, 2.4 mm of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:

Unsettled weather for today as the upper low departs and the ridge begins to build. As the Northwest flow begins we should see more sunny breaks as the day progresses. Similar day tomorrow with a mix of sun and cloud. Ridge strengthens for Sunday into Tuesday with mostly sunny skies. Possible low for Thursday with some light precip. More on that as we get closer.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Unsettled for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    High strengthens for Saturday.





    Sunny weather for Sunday as the high continues to dominate.

    Sunny again on Monday.




    LOCAL AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally numerous loose dry Sz 1 Na, Sc, and Sa.


    INTERNATIONAL AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a person in Russia. Article below.                                                 Net Pic





    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Yesterday.

    Nice skiing in Blackcomb Glacier.

    Light was challenging at times.

    An old raven.

    Still making snow on the Horstman Glacier.




VIDEO FRIDAY'S:

Recipe for an avalanche: Montana



ARTICLES:

An avalanche near Arkhyz Ski Resort in Russia has killed a person: Ducca

Avalanche debris spotted in search for Nanga Parbat climbers: Gripped

Urban avalanche warning issued for Missoula"s Mount Jumbo:  Montana

Heavy snowfall raises avalanche concerns in Montana: Missoula

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