22 Mar 2019

March 22, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Early morning light.

    Another awesome day, Thursday March 21, 2019.

    Would be nice to get a reset.

    Cirrus clouds moved in later in the afternoon.



    Thursday afternoon.


Weather Observations for March 22, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +1, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      +2, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      +1, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters      +2, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters        0, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 232 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters      +1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 163 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +17.9, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


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


FORECAST:

A weak front is moving onto the coast in a Southerly flow aloft. The ridge of high pressure will migrate east and the FL should drop to 1200 meters by early Saturday morning. Unsettled weather for today before the front brings precipitation at around 18:00 hrs. Weak upper level trough should be through the area by Saturday evening with high pressure building in for Sunday with sunny skies into Monday afternoon. Another weak front is expected for Monday night into Tuesday with seasonable temperatures. By Wednesday the ridge will rebuild.
Guesstimates: 3-6 cm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Unsettled for most of Friday until frontal band arrives later in the afternoon.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Upper level trough for Saturday, clearing by Saturday night.





    High rebuilds on Sunday. But cooler temperatures.

    Low will send cloud our way for unsettled weather on Monday.





    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    New Na wet loose from Wednesday evening. Up to Sz 2.5 wet loose in the poop chutes.

    Wet loose cycle continues in the corridor.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Melt freeze cycle.

    Geese heading North.

    Swans heading in the same direction.

    Kokanee Race Series.

    Final race of the season.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Fitzsimmons: March 18, 2019

Musical Bumps: March 19, 2019




VIDEO FRIDAY:

Slow moving Avalanche: Arzler Alm, Austria

In bounds avalanche: Austria

Slow wet avalanche in Himachal Pradesh: Northern India



ARTICLES:

Special Public Avalanche Warning for Mountains of Western Canada: Avalanche Canada

B.C. sees fourth straight day of record-breaking temperatures: Ashley Wadhwani

Avalanche risk closes 3 chairlifts at Whistler Blackcomb: CTV News

Investigation Team brought in following avalanche at Silverstar Mountain Resort: Infonews.com

Skier triggers avalanche´at Whitefish Mountain Resort: Montana

Northstar snowboarder a victim of the silent killer of the slopes: Tree Wells

A series of ski accidents in the French alps: Pistehors.com

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