13 Mar 2019

March 13, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Fresh snow to the valley on Tuesday.

    Green Lake .

    Powder morning.

    Ptarmagin was skiing well.

    Cloud was hanging around for most of the day.

    There were some breaks to the Blue.

    Cumulas cloud development in the afternoon.

    More breaks later in the day.

    Just before sunset which was at 19:10 hrs.



Weather Observations for March 13, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -12, Winds were 15-25 KPH NNW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -11, Winds were 20-25 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -9, Winds were 10-20 KPH NE--Rendevous
1835 meters       -8, Winds were     0-5 KPH N--Round House
1650 meters       -9, trace of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 260 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -9, trace of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 192 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +5.6, 4.2 mm of precip recorded yest



FORECAST:

Ridging this am in a Northwesterly flow aloft will switch to Westerly later this am bringing some cloud to the area. The FL may go as high as 1000 meters with daytime heating. A weak front will bring periods of light precipitation for Thursday with overcast skies, may see a few breaks Thursday night before another weak frontal band pushes through on Friday with some flurries possible in the alpine. As of now Saturday may be unsettled but there is a chance for some flurries with overcast conditions, more on that as we get closer. Warm ridging is forecasted for early next week.
Guesstimates: 0 cm by Thursday morning, 2-4 cm by Friday morning, 1-2 cm by Saturday morning, trace-2 cm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Ridge builds this am but cloud from low will push in this afternoon.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low begins to move South. Weak front for Thursday.





    Low sending more cloud our way on Friday.

    More cloud for Saturday.





    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Three climbers have died in an avalanche in Scotland. Article below.         Murdo MacLeod Image

    Skier involvement Duke Ridge, March 12, 2019. Check out MIN report below.           J. Jellali Pic

    Loose activity on Solar aspects Tuesday morning.

    Avalanche control yesterday produced Sz 1-1.5 with Sc, Xe, Xl. A couple Sz 2-2.5 Xe on Whistler.



   INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

Avalanche control Tuesday morning.

    Nice to look like winter again.

    Trees were riding well.

    Riding conditions were awesome Tuesday morning.

    Just a bit of snow on the rotar covers.

    Blackcomb Bowl.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Avalanche off Duke Ridge: March 12, 2019

Cassiope/Saxifrage: March 12, 2019



ARTICLES:

Three climbers killed in Ben Nevis Avalanche: Scotland

Strong winds, heavy snowfall boost avalanche risk west of Calgary: Alberta/B.C.

Avalanche crushes home injuring 3 people: Hinsdale, Colo.

Colorado town cut off by avalanches: Ouray

Snowmobilers now top Wyoming Avalanche Fatality List: Teton Avalanche Centre

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