27 Mar 2019

March 27, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Snow Line at around 1000 meters Tuesday morning.

   Visibility was an issue depending on your elevation.

    Peak chair was not very busy.

    Nice turns where you could get some definition.

    Mostly cloudy later in the afternoon.

    Tuesday afternoon.


    Breaks in the afternoon.

    Clearing just before sunset.


Weather Observations for March 27, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -7, Winds were 30-45 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -7, Winds were 20-30 KPH NE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were 30-60 KPH ESE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -5, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 235 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 165 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +6.9, 4.9 mm of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:

The high pressure will bring mostly sunny skies for today in an Easterly flow aloft with a low level Northeasterly flow. The FL will rise to 1800 meters with daytime heating and drop down to around 1200 meters tonight. The unpredictable split flow will bring dry unsettled weather to the area for the next few days. A low to our South will send cloud our way for a mix of sun and cloud on Thursday. The dry low pushes in on Friday and Saturday for mostly cloudy skies and there is a chance of some intermittent rain showers as well. However this may change as we get closer. There are some discrepancies in the models for Sunday into Monday so more on that later. The ridge will likely rebuild next Tuesday into Thursday. 


    GOES IR image from this am.


    High pressure for today with mostly sunny skies.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low will send cloud our way on Thursday. Some sunny breaks.





    Low could bring mostly cloudy weather for Friday.

    Looking like a cloudy day for Saturday. Chance of some rain showers as well.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Touchy soft slabs Tuesday morning.

    Sc Sz 1 on Blackcomb.

    Some Sz 1-1.5 Na avalanches seen out of the ski area boundary.

    On Whistler yesterday, AC produced Sz 1-1.5 Xc, Xe, Sc. 1 Sz 2 released on Flute Xe.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    8 cm of new snow Tuesday morning.

    Was 20 cm deep in some terrain features. Melt freeze crust on most aspects.

    Winter snow layers.

    Snow line at around 1000 meters.

    There were some turns to be had, nice on smooth North Facing, Dust on Crust South facing.

    Visibility mid and upper mountain were challenging at times.

    Sastrugi at tree line. Strong winds Monday night into Tuesday morning.

    Snow flurries at times, 1 cm recorded at Catskinner yesterday. A bit more in the alpine.

    Yesterday. Moderate trending to Low???

    Snow had stuck to the rocks in the alpine during the weak storm. 72 KPH at 2240 M at 10:00 Hrs.

    Big picture on Tuesday afternoon.


ARTICLES:

Two killed in an avalanche in Norway while clearing road: Nordland County

Snowboarder swept away by avalanche at Silver Star.--He was a broken man: Vernon

Snow avalanche strikes village in Northern India: Shansha

Red Mountain pass open after 19 days of closure: Colorado

Former president of Pacific Northwest Outdoor Club dies in fall in Blackcomb Backcountry: Pique

"Doomsday Vault" Town in Norway warming faster than any other on Earth: Svalbard

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