25 Mar 2019

March 25, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Scattered cloud yesterday morning, sun rise was at 07:07.

    Cloud moved in quickly.

    Snow flurries just below treeline.

    A few breaks later in the afternoon.

    Sunday afternoon.

    Just before sunset.


Weather Observations for March 25, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -3, Winds were 15-30 KPH NE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters       -2, Winds were 20-30 KPH E--Whistler Peak
1860 meters        0, Winds were 10-20 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters       -2, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters       -1, 0 cm of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 229 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters        0, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 160 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.5, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

Unsettled this am with a mix of sun and cloud before an upper trough in a Southwesterly flow aloft brings overcast skies this afternoon and light precipitation tonight. Will likely see some rain showers this afternoon with the FL rising to almost 2000 meters, then dropping back down to 1200 meters by Tuesday morning. The weak trough will push through by Wednesday morning as a weak ridge builds with mostly sunny skies. The low remains offshore and will likely send some cloud our way for Thursday but without any moisture. The ridge will rebuild for Friday into Saturday. Models are inconsistent so its difficult to determine exactly what will transpire. A series of frontal bands is expected Sunday into Tuesday of next week. Guesstimates: 8-12 cm by Tuesday morning above 1600 meters, trace to 2 cm by Wednesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low and associated upper trough will begin to push through this afternoon.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low weakens for Tuesday.





    High builds with mostly sunny skies for Wednesday.

    Upper ridge for Thursday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

     An avalanche has killed a skier in Switzerland. Article below.                                  Net Pic

    No new avalanche activity observed yesterday locally.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    High in the valley yesterday was +11.6 Deg C.

    Snow in the valley is evaporating.

    Avalanche awareness tours, daily 12:30 top of the Blackcomb Gondola.

    Awesome light in the afternoon.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.



ARTICLES:

Man dies in the backcountry: Decker Mountain

Update on Swiss avalanche fatality: Valais

Report on avalanche in Malaluy, Swiss/french boarder: Switzerland

Silver Star avalanche victim remains in hospital but is in good spirits: Global News

Massive spring avalanche somewhere in : Europe

Six people caught in avalanche at Cardiff Fork, one person injured: Utah

Avalanches might challenge reopening of Independence Pass: Colorado

To better predict avalanches, scientists in Montana turn to drones: Missoulian

Two small avalanches triggered in Colorado Saturday: News 5

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