29 Mar 2019

March 29, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Thursday morning. Sunrise was at 06:58.

    Rainbow Mountain.

    Looking North early am.

    High thin cloud.

   Clouds moved in from the South.

    Certainly cloudy to our Southwest.


    Cumulus clouds were becoming nimbus.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Light amongst the darkness.

    At around 16:30 Hrs.
   At dusk the skies were clearing quickly.


Weather Observations for March 29, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -4, Winds were   0-5 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -2, Winds were   0-5 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were   0-5 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 5-10 KPH NE--Round House
1650 meters     -2, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 228 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 163 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +14.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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



FORECAST:

The high will continue to bring mostly sunny skies in a Southeasterly flow aloft. Some convective cloud will likely develop during the day and the FL will spike at around 2000 meters with day time heating. Over the next few days the FL will fluctuate between 2000 and 1600 meters. Saturday is looking unsettled with a mix of sun and cloud. More cloud than sun for Sunday. Unsettled Monday and Tuesday before a series of frontal systems are expected next week. Some discrepancies in the models so more on that as we get closer. Good chance of April showers next Wednesday into the weekend.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    High pressure for today. With the FL rising.





    Fronts along the coast.

    High still the dominate force for Saturday, some clouds will develop.





    Low to the North will send some cloud our way on Sunday.

    Unsettled for Monday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Sa Sz 1.5 Lost equipment pin ball down Couloir, Mar 27, 2019 12:30 Hrs. Chisel Chute Decker
    NE aspect. Managed out on one ski.        Matthew Haines Image.

    Old slab.

    Dust on old avalanche debris.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Early morning sun.

    Into the backcountry.

    Avalanche awareness tours Daily at 12:30 top of Blackcomb Gondola.

    Green Lake.

    Drying out in the concrete world.

    North Easterly outflow.


    Horstman Glacier.

    Big Picture on Thursday.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Locomotive Peak: March 28, 2019


ARTICLES:

Construction Crews clear huge avalanche from Rail Line: Durango, CO

Avalanche blocks road North of Ketchum: Idaho

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