17 Mar 2019

March 17, 2019

                                               Happy St Patty's Day


    Unsettled in the morning.

    Periods of overcast skies.

    Mostly high clouds.

    Nice soft light at times.

    There were patches of blue at times.

    18:30 hours Saturday. Got dark!!!

Weather Observations for March 17, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       0, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       0, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -1, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters       0, Winds were 5-10 KPH NNW--Round House
1650 meters      -2, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 250 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       0, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 181 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +13.6, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


The upper ridge will bring warm sunny weather in an Easterly flow aloft. The FL will spike to 2500 meters later today and will reach 3200+ meters on Monday. No change expected until at least Thursday when we may feel the influence of weak front arriving on shore with some cloud development. A front is slated to arrive Friday followed by an upper trough on Saturday into Sunday. Enjoy the sun and bring out the sun screen.

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

    GOES IR image from this am. Front being deflected North.

    High pressure from the South with warm temperatures for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High pressure dominates the pattern with an elevated FL for Monday.

    High still in control for Tuesday, very warm.

    Groundhog day Wednesday.


    An avalanche has killed a soldier in Northern India. Article below.                                Net Pic

   A roof avalanche has killed a woman in Casper Mountain, Wyo subdivision, article below.  Net Pic

    Still potential for large avalanches in Colorado. Considerable

    Locally, wet loose Na Sz 1-1.5. Cornices are beginning to fail as well.


    Peak to Creek run. No snow on those trees.

    Mount Currie early Saturday am..

    Mount Currie in the afternoon.

    Backcountry has seen a lot of traffic.

    Nester's Weather Station, the high yesterday was +13.6 Deg C.

   Click here for details:  Tickets

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Donelly Creek: Mar 15, 2019

Body Bag Bowl: Mar 16, 2019


Roof avalanche has killed a 67 year old woman in Wyoming: Casper Mountain

One army personnel dead after avalanche in Northern India: Baramulla

Avalanche footage from St Christoph, Austria: Too many at once

Search operations of Himachal avalanche ends as army finds last two bodies: Northern India

Actually, the Mega Season Pass is killing skiing: Outside Magazine

One pass to ski them all: Epic vs Icon

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