4 Mar 2019

March 4, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Blue Bird Sunday morning.

    Some cloud off to the West.

    Groomers have been fantastic.

    Backcountry has been very good as well.

    An awesome day.

    Later in the afternoon.


Weather Observations for March 4, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -16, Winds were 20-45 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -17, Winds were 15-25 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -16, Winds were   5-10 KPH SSW--Rendevous
1835 meters     -18, Winds were   5-15 KPH N--Round House
1650 meters     -17, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 244 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -17, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 175 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -14, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was -1.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

High pressure for today with cold temperatures in an Easterly flow aloft. Unsettled tomorrow as a low to our South sends some cloud our way. An upper trough associated with the low forming to the south will bring overcast skies and light snowfall for Wednesday. A weaker trough for Thursday with some light snow in the morning before it exits to our area later in the afternoon. weak high pressure will bring unsettled weather for the remainder of the week. Guesstimates: trace to 2 cm by Wednesday morning, 4-6 cm by Thursday morning, 2-4 cm by Friday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.



    Arctic high will bring sunny cold weather for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low to our South may send some cloud our way on Tuesday.




    Low will bring some light snow for Wednesday.

    Low moves East but we can expect some precip Thursday morning.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Recent Sz 1 Sa 20 cm Stiff slab NW aspect Sproat                                                     Jenn Hebert Pic

    Search intensifies for 4 buried army personnel in Northern India. Article below.                ANI Pic

    Some activity in Body Bag Bowl from Sunday.

    Older Sa in Body Bag Bowl.






    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Sculpted snow.                                                                                                     Neil Brown Image

    Always turns to be had some where!!

    Time for a new surface, backcountry is looking like a ski area.

    Sastrugi from last wind event.

    Old point releases.

    Castle Towers.

    Nice light on Sunday.

    Clouds over Vancouver Island on Sunday.. Low pressure developing over the Island.

    Image of clouds, over Vancouver Island.



    Recent Snow profile



From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Rutherford Avalanche: March 1, 2019

Cowboy Ridge Area: Mar 3, 2019

Bridge River Glacier: Mar 3, 2019




ARTICLES:

Search to locate 4 buried army personnel in 12 day old avalanche intensifies: Kinnaur

Two avalanches tear through Ten Mile Canyon in Summit canyon on Sunday: Colorado

Avalanche work will cause delays Monday on SW Colorado Passes: Hwy 160

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