11 Mar 2019

March 11, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    A few high clouds Sunday morning.

    Mostly Blue Bird in the am.

    More cloud in the afternoon.

    Looking SW.

    Looking like snow clouds.

    Just before sunset.


Weather Observations for March 11, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -9, Winds were 40-65 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -10, Winds were 45-70 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -6, Winds were 20-35 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters       -6, Winds were 15-40 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters       -4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 239 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -5, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 172 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      +1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +6.7, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is starting to snow lightly.


FORECAST:

An approaching front will bring overcast skies with thickening cloud in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The FL will rise to 800 meters later in the day and we should see light snow begin to fall this am. The front arrives this afternoon with moderate snow fall expected tonight. The front weakens for Tuesday with some light snow and unsettled weather for Tuesday night with a weak ridge building into Wednesday morning. A series of weak frontal bands will push through for the remainder of the week with mostly overcast skies and intermittent flurries. Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Tuesday morning, depending on the mix we could get 20-25 cm if we are really lucky. 1-3 cm by Wednesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low sending a pacific front our way today :) !!





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low continues to send us some overcast weather with light snow for Tuesday.




     Weak ridging for Wednesday with unsettled weather.

    More cloud for Thursday with some snow flurries, FL could reach 1200 meters.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Newish Sa Sz 1 on Decker.

    No new avalanches observed locally, sure there are a few moist loose point releases.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    North of Cowboy ridge.

    Cowboy Ridge.

    Always somewhere to make some pow turns.

    Skier/boarder Cross on Blackcomb.

    Trucking along.

    The Saddle.

    Nice soft light Sunday afternoon.

    Tracks in the Tantalus.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Mnt Matier: March 9, 2019

Steep Creek: March 9, 2019

Decker: March 9, 2019

Gin Peak: March 10, 2019



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