8 Mar 2019

March 8, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    7 cm of new snow Thursday morning.

   A mix of sun and cloud in the am.

    Snow showers before noon.

    Convective cloud development in the afternoon 14:45 Hrs.

    Cumulus clouds, this image taken around same time as above image.

    McConkey Cup on Thursday.

    Breaks in the afternoon.

    Sunset was at 18:02 Thursday.

    Snowing in Vancouver last night.


Weather Observations for March 8, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -14, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -14, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -13, Winds were   0-5 KPH N--Rendevous
1835 meters     -13, Winds were   0-5 KPH ENE--Round House
1650 meters     -12, 1 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs, Base 247 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -12, 1 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs, Base 178 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -10, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.9, 0.5 mm of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:

A ridge of high pressure will build today with mostly sunny skies in a Northeasterly flow aloft. The ridge will strengthen on Saturday with sunny skies with some cloud development later in the day. Sunday will see some more clouds move in with unsettled weather, as a front begins to push in for Monday. A trailing trough will bring unsettled weather for Tuesday with the chance of some snow flurries. The ridge rebuilds again by next Wednesday. We may see 10-15 cm for Monday but more on that as we get closer.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Ridge rebuilds with cold temperatures for today.


    Looking like clear skies for Whistler today.





    Fronts along the coast.



    Ridge strengthening on Saturday.








     Low will begin to move down the coast on Sunday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, Na activity noted Sz 1. Avalanche control produced Sz 1-1.5 Xe & Sc. 1 Na observed.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Nice turns to be had yesterday.

    Swedish ski team.

    Powder teaser.

   We recorded 1 cm of new at 1565 meters as well as at 1650 meters.

    Convective cloud development throughout the day.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon, lots of convection.

    Avalanche awareness tours, 12:30 daily at the top of the Blackcomb Gondola.

    Graupel near the end of the day.

    Ice house on Lake Ontario, NY. Very cool.



VIDEO FRIDAY:

Avalanche hits Hwy: I-70

Another view of avalanche: I-70

Disney Slide Path, Berthoud Pass: March 5, 2019

Wingsuiting in proximity to ski lift: France



ARTICLES:

2,000 slides so far the season prompts Extreme Avalanche Warning: Colorado

An avalanche has caused a large natural gas leak: Copper Mountain

Its raining on the Greenland Ice--In Winter: Science Daily

Heavy snow hammers Vail Valley as avalanches close I-70: Vail Pass

Shades of Blue: Faceted Snow

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