26 Mar 2019

March 26, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    A mix of sun and cloud Monday morning.

    Darker to the West.

    Mostly sunny in the morning.

    More cloud in the afternoon.

    Near the end of the ski day.

    Started raining around 19:00 Hrs.


Weather Observations for March 26, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -7, Winds were 30-40 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -7, Winds were 30-45 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -5, Winds were 15-30 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -5, Winds were 15-40 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -3, 8 cm of new, 8 cm in 24 hrs, Base 236 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -2, 7 cm of new, 7 cm in 24 hrs, Base 166 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +13.1, 0.9 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.



FORECAST:

A weak upper level low in a Southwesterly flow aloft will bring a few showers this am then slowly transition to unsettled weather by this afternoon.  The FL will spike at around 1400 meters dropping back down to 800 meters by tonight. The high will begin to build tonight into Wednesday morning for a nice sunny day on Wednesday. The FL will likely top out at around 1800 meters with day time heating. We may see some convective clouds develop Wednesday afternoon. Thursday is looking unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud. Friday at this time is looking like a nice sunny day. Models are not in agreement for the weekend so more on that as we get closer. Split flow is forecasted so there is a good chance of a weak upper trough pushing through. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Wednesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low is sending a few showers our way this am, drying out this afternoon.





    Fronts along the coast.

    High pushes in for Wednesday.





     Low will likely send some cloud our way for Thursday.

      High will likely be in control for Friday with the low just to our South.





    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Recent activity on Rainbow.

    Recent activity on the Poop Chutes. Locally, no new avalanches observed yesterday.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Not much information on the tragic death on Decker Saturday!!!

    Spin drift Monday morning.

    Sastrugi made for some nice smooth wind transported skiing.

    Monday

    Alpha Lake Monday afternoon.

    North facing steeps were skiing well Monday.

    Spring is here!!


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Garibaldi Neve: March 24, 2019



ARTICLES:

Crested Butte man survives roof avalanche after being trapped for hours: Colorado

Melting snow--The science behind springtime warmth: Alaska

Spring in the mountains can be more dangerous than ever: Mountain Life

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