14 Mar 2019

March 12, 2019


    Light snow fall early Monday morning.

    Moderate snowfall mid morning. snowing 1.5 cm per hour.

    Snowing 2 cm per hour just after noon.

    14:45 Hrs on Monday, snowing to the valley.

    In the valley at 17:30 Hrs.

    Still accumulating.

Weather Observations for March 12, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -11, Winds were 25-35 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -10, Winds were 10-20 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -9, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Rendevous
1835 meters       -8, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters       -7, 18 cm of new, 29 cm in 24 hrs, Base 268 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -6, 16 cm of new, 27 cm in 24 hrs, Base 189 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.7, 8.2 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have broken cloud and variable visibility. There is a valley cloud layer. m 


Unsettled weather for today as the frontal band shifts east with a Northwest flow aloft. The FL could reach 1200 meters today with day time heating. Overcast this am with some isolated flurries, improving with some breaks in the afternoon. A weak dirty ridge for Wednesday with unsettled weather, mostly sunny in the morning. Unsettled weather for the remainder of the week, with a mix of overcast conditions (weak frontal bands) too sunny periods. Guesstimates: Trace to 1 cm by Wednesday morning, 0 cm by Thursday morning, 2-3 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Unsettled weather for today, with improving conditions as the day progresses.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Weak dirty ridge for Wednesday with unsettled weather. Slightly cooler.

    Low will send a weak frontal band our way Thursday afternoon.

    Weak ridging for Friday with unsettled weather, warmer temperatures.


    A missing skier has been killed by an avalanche in France. Article below.                            Net Pic

    A snowboarder has been killed in an avalanche near Moose Pass, AK. Article below         Net Pic

    Mile wide avalanche near Aspen, CO. Article below.                                                      CAIC Image

    A roof avalanche has buried another man in Colorado, article below.                                 CAIC Pic

    Steep Creek avalanche involvement, Mar 10, 2019. Checkout MIN report below.  B.C. Busseau Pic


    Powder Racing

    Happy photographer with a big lens.

    Challenging visibility in the alpine.

    Tree skiing was nice Monday.

    14:30 Hrs on Monday, low moving down the coast, looking unsettled after frontal passage.

   14 cm by 15:00 hours at 1565 meters.

    Catskinner weather plot data.

    New snow pack measuring device and old.

    Recent snow profile.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports: 

Steep Creek Involvement: March 10, 2019


Snowboarder dies in avalanche on Kenai Peninsula: Alaska

Missing Val Thorens skier killed by an avalanche: France

Woman airlifted to Calgary hospital after avalanche near Field B.C.: Yoho National Park

Roof avalanches in Crested Butte: Colorado

Avalanche awareness doesn't end in the backcountry: Colorado

In bounds avalanche reported at Breckenridge, No Injuries: Colorado

Historic avalanches in Colorado: Highlands Ridge, Aspen

Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol used 400 shots in Bowl: Historic Storm Cycle

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