30 Mar 2019

March 30, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    First light on Flute Friday morning.

    A few clouds showed up early Friday morning.

    More clouds before noon.

    Nice turns to be had on Horstman Glacier.

    Still an awesome day.

    Friday afternoon.

    16:30 hrs.

   Very cloudy to the Southwest.

     By days end.


Weather Observations for March 30, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -3, Winds were 0-5 KPH SW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -2, Winds were 0-5 KPH W--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -2, Winds were 0-5 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 0-5 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -2, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 227 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters      0, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 160 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +15.7, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 hrs we have a few high scattered clouds and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

The ridge of high pressure will bring another mostly sunny day in a Southerly Flow aloft. We can expect cloud development later this morning and the FL will rise to 2000 meters with day time heating. Basically ground hog day. Ridge will remain in the area for a couple of more days before shifting East allowing the first of a series of weak Pacific Fronts to push into our zone beginning Wednesday into next weekend.

    GOES IR image this am.


    High pressure dominates yet another day Saturday.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Another nice day on Sunday.





    High still in control Monday.

    Low will bring unsettled weather for Tuesday, mix of sun & cloud.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Old wet loose on Mount Currie. No new avalanches observed locally yesterday.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Firm melt freeze cord in the morning.

    Soft snow turns with some surface hoar development.

    Shale slope.

    Spring skiing once the snow warms up.

    Yesterday.

    Mouth of the River of Golden Dreams.

    Avalanche dogs need a lot of training.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.

      Recent Snow Profile.


 From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports: 

Duffey Lake Area: March 28, 2019

Brandywine Ice Cap: March 29, 2019   



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