5 Mar 2019

March 5, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Early Monday morning, Spin drift 40-60 KPH for the East.

    Another Blue Bird day, winds eventually did abate.

    Sunshine and Powder.

    Not a cloud to be seen in the early afternoon.

    There were some good turns to be had.

    Another awesome day in the mountains.

    Some clouds to the Northwest later in the day.

    Blackcomb later in the afternoon.


Weather Observations for March 5, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -15, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -14, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -14, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters     -13, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters     -15, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 243 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -13, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 174 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -14, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.4, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As 0f 07:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

Unsettled weather for today with increasing cloud cover by this evening in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The low moving down the coast will bring overcast skies for Wednesday with periods of light snowfall. The FL may go up to 1000 meters on Wednesday but drop back down to surface. The weakening upper low will migrate East on Thursday with overcast skies and some lingering flurries. Unsettled again for Friday with a mix of sun and cloud. Ridge begins to rebuild on Saturday with unsettled weather before strengthening Sunday with mostly sunny skies.
Guesstimates: trace -1 cm by Wednesday morning, 4-6 cm by Thursday morning, 2-4 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.


    Arctic High still in control today.






    Fronts along the coast.

    Low will dominate for Wednesday.





    Low moves East on Thursday but lingers.

    Unsettled for Friday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Snowmobiler has been killed in an avalanche near Togwotee, Wyoming. Article below.      Net Pic

    An avalanche near Lizard Head Pass has killed a skier. Article below.                            CAIC Pic

    Recent Sz 1.5

    Still some loose dry activity on steep terrain.



INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Pillow Heaven!!

    Sculptered!

    Nice faceted snow.

    Fast & Sweet!!

    Who says there is no powder??

    Light & Dry!!

    Clouds to the Northwest.

    Snowmobile tracks in the middle of no where!!

    Large debris fan on the Upper Lilooett!

    Any quesses??

    When you know your in a big slide path!!

    Late in the day!!

    Last light!!



From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports: 

Avalanche Incident Pemberton Ice Cap: Mar 1, 2019

Serratus & Alpha: Mar 3, 2019

Cowboy Ridge: Mar 3, 2019

Blackcomb Backcoutry: Mar 4, 2019

Pemberton Ice Cap: Mar 4, 2019





ARTICLES:

Man dies in avalanche snowmobiling near Togwotee: Wyoming

Skier found dead after Colorado avalanche: Telluride

Prelimanary report on avalanche near Telluride: CAIC

Avalanche in Colorado buries Highway, Cars: I-70

Avalanche buries stretch of Hwy 21 under 40 feet of snow: Idaho

Residents flee in panic as an avalanche hits village in Northern India: Jispa

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