19 Mar 2019

March 19, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Monday morning.

    Another awesome day. High at 2240 M at 17:00 Hrs was +6 Deg C.

    Monday afternoon.

    Still great turns to be had on the right aspect.


Weather Observations for March 19, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +4, Winds were   5-15 KPH NE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     +3, Winds were 20-40 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     +2, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters     +6, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     +1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 243 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     +3, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 174 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +14.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies, unlimited visibility and the moon is setting.



FORECAST:

The strong upper ridge will continue to bring warm sunny skies in a Southeasterly flow aloft. Expect record breaking temperatures today with the FL reaching 3000+ meters. Wednesday will be a similar day with a small shift on Thursday when the onshore flow will pick up and we should see some cloud move into the area by the afternoon. A series of weak frontal bands are forecasted to arrive on Friday and into the weekend, still unsure of precipitation amounts.


    GOES IR image from thia am.


    Warm and sunny for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Another very warm day on Wednesday.





Low is pushing back on Thursday.


    Weak front sent in from expanding low to the North. high shifts East on Friday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in the Egypt Lake area in Banff Nat'l park has killed a skier. Article below. Net pic

    An avalanche on Col de la Madeleine, France has killed a skier. Article below.                Net Pic

    Debris in Lakeside Bowl from Sunday evening. Locally, Na loose wet with some wet slabs to Sz 2.

    Activity from Sunday in the Upper Fitzsimmons Valley.

    Wet loose Monday afternoon.

    Point releases in Friday the 13Th.

    Na wet loose on Burntstew Trail at around 13:30 hrs Monday.                                         Gary pic

    There will be more wet loose as the temperatures increase today and tomorrow.

    Point releases from Sunday afternoon.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Breakable crust on West facing aspect Monday morning.

    Is the Horstman Glacier snow making project finished?

    Not from this angle.

    Nobody touring at this time yesterday afternoon.

    Debris in Blackcomb Bowl from cornice control (Xc) Monday morning.

    Fresh activity on Decker.

    Umbrella Bar open with a closed top.

   Yesterday afternoon, that is a large High!!!



From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Mt Green Avalanche Involvement: Mar 17, 2019

Wendy Thompson Hut: March 17, 2019





ARTICLES:

A man has been killed in an avalanche near Egypt Lake in: Banff National Park

Avalanche warning issued for Western Canada: SPAW

An avalanche has killed a skier in France: Col de la Madeleine

Slow moving wet avalanche: Arzler Alm, Austria

Destructive wet loose avalanche activity in the Northern Whitefish Range: Montana

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