10 Mar 2019

March 10, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Saturday morning, snow making snow lifting out of the Horstman Glacier.

    Another awesome day.

    Blue Bird most of the day.

    Some clouds to the South in the afternoon.

    Alpin glow just before sunset.

    Dusk, sunset was at 18:06 on Saturday.


Weather Observations for March 10, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH W--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters       -8, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -10, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 243 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -8, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 174 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -11, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +5.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest



FORECAST:

High pressure aloft will bring another morning of sunny weather in a Northeast flow aloft. Will likely see some cloud push in for a mix of sun and cloud later this afternoon with the flow aloft switching to Northwest. A front arrives Monday morning with light/moderate snowfall with the FL hovering in the 800 meter range. An upper trough will slowly push through Tuesday with some intermittent snow showers and mostly overcast conditions. A brief weak ridge is forecasted for Wednesday but the low may push back in with dry cloudy conditions. Another weak frontal band is possible for Thursday.
Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Tuesday morning, 2-4 cm by Wednesday morning.

   As of 07:00 Hrs we have clear skies overhead, high thin cloud to the North, and unlimited visibility.


    GOES IR image form this am. Low moving down the coast.


    Upper level ridge for this am with increasing cloud cover later in the day.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Front pushes through Monday with snow in the forecast.






    Upper trough for Tuesday with overcast skies from low to the North.

    High pushes back on Wednesday with unsettled weather.




   AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Vehicles buried, highways closed during Extreme Avalanche Danger in Colorado. Article below.

    Sz 1 Sa slough from Friday afternoon.

    Fresh point releases Saturday.

    Older point releases from Friday.

    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    East Col Blackcomb Glacier.

    Always pow to be had somewhere!!!

    Snow was skiing well on reverse loaded slopes.

    Busy in the backcountry.

    Volkl is obviously a popular ski in Northern New Brunswick.

    Steeps are skiing well!!

    Big picture Saturday afternoon.


From Avalanche Canada MIN  Reports:

Brohm: March 8, 2019

Garibaldi Neve Traverse: March 8, 2019

Vantage Col: March 9, 2019



ARTICLES:

Another body of Indian Soldier recovered after avalanche: Kashmir

Bodies of Italian & British climbers found on "Killer Mountain": Pakistan

Vehicles buried in snow, highways shut down during extreme avalanche conditions: Colorado

Visitors rethink travel plans after multiple highway avalanches: Colorado

Utah man ditches car, skis to avoid lenghty avalanche-prompted delay: Provo, Utah

A-Basin reopens after avalanche danger halts lifts for two days: Colorado

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