23 Mar 2019

March 23, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    High thin clouds at sunrise which was at 07:11 hrs Friday.

    First light.

    View from the Duffey.

    Overcast by the afternoon.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.


    Clear in Revelstoke Friday afternoon.

    Moon rising in Revi. Clouds just moving in.


Weather Observations for March 23, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -6, Winds were 25-35 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters       -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE--Rendevous
1835 meters       -3, Winds were 10-25 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters       -1, 4 cm of new, 4 cm in 24 hrs, Base 233 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -1, 2 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs, Base 163 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +12.9, trace of precip recorded yest



    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud, unlimited visibility and valley cloud.



FORECAST:

An upper level trough offshore will bring unsettled weather for today in a Southerly flow aloft. A mix of sun and cloud with the FL dropping to 800 meters by tonight. Sunday is looking like a dry cloudy day with the FL rising to 1600 meters. Weak ridging for Monday with some sun in the morning, quickly replaced by a weak frontal band bringing cloudy skies and periods of light precipitation later in the day.  Good chance it will just be cloudy. Unsettled Wednesday and Thursday as a very weak upper trough hangs in our zone. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Tuesday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


    Weak upper level trough will bring unsettled weather for today.




    Fronts along the coast.



    Upper level trough, dry but cloudy for Sunday.





    Low will send a weak frontal band our way on Monday.

    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY

    Old debris on one of the many slide paths above Hwy 99.

    Older slides on East aspects.

    From the avalanche in Vernon.                                                                                 Brad Klaas Pic

    Wet climax avalanche                                                                                                 Brad Klaas Pic

    Deep debris.                                                                                                        Brad Klaas Pic


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Awesome Friday morning.

    Spring has sprung!!

    Very calm water..

    Man made mounds for avalanche protection on the Duffey Lake Road.

    Cache Creek Area. Just a bit of ice in some of the streams.

    Snow melting quickly in the Shuswap.

    Yesterday was International Water Day. Waterfall near Cache Creek.


ARTICLES:

Red Mountain pass reopens more than 2 weeks after avalanches: Colorado

A ducked rope line. A massive slide. Report on Feb 19 Telluride Slide: Colorado

Snowboarder in closed area triggers large avalanche on Big Mountain: Montana

Ski-Mounted radar could help assess snowpack: Powder

A Beginners guide to Backcountry Snow Safety: Outside

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