7 Mar 2019

March 7, 2019


   YESTERDAY:

    Just before sunrise which was at 06:46 Hrs.

    Wedge early Wednesday morning.

    Clouds moved in Early.

    Changed very quickly.

    Flurries by noon.

    Overcast by 12:00.

    Thin cloud cover, but flat light in the afternoon.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.


Weather Observations for March 7, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -13, Winds were 20-30 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -13, Winds were 20-30 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -11, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -11, Winds were 15-30 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     -11, 7 cm of new, 8 cm in 24 hrs, Base 246 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters       -9, 7 cm of new, 7 cm in 24 hrs, Base 179 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters       -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +0.5, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud, variable visibility, and snowing very lightly.



FORECAST:

The cool weak upper low will shift East bringing unsettled weather for today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. We may see a few flurries this am but the air mass is relatively dry. Weak ridging for Friday will bring unsettled weather over the weekend with the ridge strengthening on Saturday for a mostly sunny day. Unsettled again for Sunday with a mix of sun and cloud. A cool upper level trough is forecasted for Monday, could see up to 10 cm of snow, more on that as we get closer.
Guesstimates: Trace-1 cm by Friday morning.


    GOES IR image this am.


    Upper low moving East today with unsettled weather in its wake.





    Fronts along the coast.


    Unsettled Friday with a weak Ridge building.





    Low to the South, Arctic high will bring mostly sunny weather with some cloud on Saturday.

    Low to the North, Arctic high will bring unsettled weather fo Sunday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, no new avalanches were observed, sloughing on steep terrain.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Awesome beginning to the day.

    Variable snow surfaces.

    Christmas Chute.

    There were a few good turns to be had yesterday morning.

    Overcast with flurries in the afternoon.


    Light snow in the afternoon.

    Old raven.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Shoulda skied the Duffey: Mar 6, 2019



ARTICLES:

Red mountain Pass could be closed for days for snow removal efforts: Ouray

Experts warn of "triggers" that could set off Mount Jumbo Avalanche: Montana

Woman records avalanche crashing toward Central Norway Home: Sundal

"Roofalanches" putting Utahans at risk amid unusual weather conditions: Utah Avalanche Centre

Crews dig cars from snow in Girdwood avalanche exercise: Alaska

Avalanche pros emphasise safety following heavy snowfall: Colorado

Family recall moment fast moving avalanche swept over their truck: Colorado

Life, Death, and PTSD as a Ranger in the Tetons: Montana

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