16 Mar 2020

March 16, 2020

   YESTERDAY:

    Early Sunday Morning.

    Spin drift off Wedge in the am.

    Geese are not digging the cold temperatures.

    Awesome morning.

    Sunday March 15, 2020. 13:00 Hrs.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.

    Parking lots were empty on Sunday.

    Quiet at the Village base area.

    Mount Fee.

    Weekend Chutes on Whistler at the end of the day.

    Alpenglow, (<click) at around 19:20 Hrs.



Weather Observations for March 16, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -3, Winds were    5-10 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -8, Winds were   5-15 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -6, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH ENE--Round House
1650 meters    -7, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 252 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -5, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 176 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -6, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +3.2, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

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


FORECAST:

Ridge strengthens today with sunny skies and inverted temperatures in an Easterly flow aloft. The freezing level will likely go as high as 2000+ meters for today. A weak upper level trough will move down the coast in a Northerly flow aloft spilling cloud into the area for Tuesday morning. This weak disturbance will be short lived and we should see sunny skies by  around noon on Tuesday. Ridge continues to dominate for at least the next week with cloud spilling into the area Thursday. Unsettled conditions with a mix of sun and cloud for the remainder of the week. Guesstimates: Blocking pattern is causing a draught.



    GOES  IR image from this am.


     High pressure strengthens for today. Warm temperatures.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Short lived cloud in the morning, sunny and warm by the afternoon on Tuesday.





     Ridge for Wednesday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche at the Pebble Creek Ski Area, Idaho has killed a man. Article below.     Net Pic

    Old debris in a gully near Brandywine.

    Recent Sa Tetrahedron Park, MIN Report below.                                                   Reece EH Image




     INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Lots of other activities to partake in.

    Foil skiing.

    Signs on the hill.

    Some people cannot read!!

    An empty terrain park.

    Beautiful Day.

    People getting out at the bottom of Blackcomb Gondola.

    Green Lake Subdivision.


AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Tetrahedron: March 14, 2020

West Lion: March 15, 2020


VIDEOS:

Deep Slab Setup: Donner Summit, CA



ARTICLES:

American Falls man killed in avalanche at Pebble Creek: Idaho

Utah Ski resorts uphill policy during COVID-19: Ski Utah

Snow Science against the avalanche: The New Yorker

Traffic moving over Echo Summit on US 50 after being held for avalanche control: Nevada

Coronavirus ends European Ski Season and Resort closures continue in North America: MountainWatch

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