31 Mar 2019

March 31, 2019


    Early morning light.

    Saturday was an awesome day to go out in the backcountry for an over nighter.

    Winter snow on Horstman Glacier.

    Clouds moved in around 12:00.

    Thickened as the afternoon [progressed.

    A few cumulus nimbus formed with a brief flurry.

    Cleared again by days end.

Weather Observations for March 31, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -4, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     -2, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 227 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 159 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +15, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


The ridge of high pressure will bring mostly sunny skies for today with some convective cloud development later in the afternoon. Westerly flow aloft today with the FL rising to 2000 meters. Ground Hog day once again!!! Another nice day on Monday as the high remains in our zone. Should see a change on Tuesday with unsettled weather as the low begins to send cloud our way. A series of weak frontal bands will bring overcast skies Wednesday through Sunday. Could see some breaks in the weather during these days as well.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    High pressure dominates again for today.

    500 Mb chart.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Low off the Oregon Coast will send some cloud our way on Monday.

    Unsettled Tuesday.

    Frontal band for Wednesday with some precipitation.


    Locally, no new avalanches were observed.


    First out of the gate!!

    Surface hoar is growing.

    Green Lake Saturday.

    Little ripper.

    And off to the left is Whistler!!

    Pipe Line and Pakalolo.

    Saturday afternoon.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

March 23-29--Conditions Summary: March 30, 2019

Rutherford: March 30, 2019


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