9 Mar 2019

March 9, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Blue bird in the morning with some valley cloud.

    Clouds were building to the South.

    Looking South.

    There were some awesome turns to be had Friday.

    More cloud by the afternoon.

    Clouds thickened in the afternoon.

    Clouds began to dissipate later in the afternoon.

    Just a few clouds left at the end of the day.



Weather Observations for March 9, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -12, Winds were 10-20 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -11, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -12, Winds were     0-5 KPH NNE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -11, Winds were     0-5 KPH NE--Round House
1650 meters     -12, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 245 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -11, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 176 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -11, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +3.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


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


FORECAST:

Ridge will bring sunny skies today in a Northeasterly flow aloft. The FL will likely rise to around 900 meters with day time heating. Sunday is looking unsettled as a low moves down the coast spilling some cloud into our area. A front will bring light/moderate snowfall on Monday with seasonable temperatures. Unsettled weather for Tuesday as the ridge rebuilds, chance of some snow flurries with the FL reaching 1200 meters. Mostly sunny for Wednesday as the ridge strengthens. Difficult to put a number on snowfall for Monday at this time but range is looking like 10-20 cm.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    High will bring sunny skies for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    High/low will bring a mix of sun and cloud.





    Low will send a Pacific Front our way with up to moderate snowfall for Monday.


     Unsettled weather for Tuesday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a skier on Jones Pass, Colorado. information in article section. CAIC Pic

    Numerous dry loose point releases on steep terrain.

    East aspect.

    Sz 1 Na.

    Na dry loose on Solar aspects.

    Skier released sluffs from yesterday.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Cool thin cloud over the Squamish Valley.

    Not enough snow for a reset.

    Horstman glacier snow making.

    Snow falling in the right direction.

    Sluffs from Thursday and Friday.

    Surface hoar growing.

    Not often it is at low.


From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Marriot: March 7, 2019



ARTICLES:

Colorado's 7Th avalanche fatality this season: Jones Pass

Preliminary report on Jones Pass Avalanche Death: CAIC

Three teachers in Tochigi referred to prosecutors over 8 students killed in avalanche in 2017:Japan

Avalanche danger closes canyon roads in Salt Lake: Utah

Multiple cars buried after avalanche on Hwy 91 near Copper Mtn: Colorado

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