2 Mar 2020

March 2, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Sunday morning.

    Clouds moved in Quickly.

    Some nice light in the am.

    Evidence of some loose dry activity.

    Clouds kept building.

    Great snow on certain aspects.

    Thicker by noon.

    Satellite image from Sunday afternoon.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.

    March 1, 2020. 16:00 Hrs. -7.6 Deg C with a 15-40 KPH SE wind.

    Sunday at 17:30 Hrs.


Weather Observations for March 2, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -8, Winds were 40-55 KPH NNE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -8, Winds were 40-45 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -6, Winds were 20-40 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -6, Winds were 20-40 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    -4, 1 cm in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 257 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -4, 1 cm in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 178 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +2.2, 0.3 mm of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 hrs we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

A weak warm front will push through today in a West-Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level will spike today at around 1400 meters and drop back down tomorrow morning to around 1000 meters  with the passage of a trailing cold front. Light precipitation for today with overcast skies. A more vigorous front arrives on Tuesday with the FL dropping to just above surface by Tuesday night. Periods of light precipitation should begin Tuesday afternoon and continue into Wednesday morning. Likely see a few breaks Wednesday with periods of intermittent light snow before a shortwave trough in a cool westerly zonal flow brings a decent dump to the Sea to Sky area. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Tuesday morning, 12-16 cm by Wednesday morning, 2-6 cm by Thursday morning, 20-30 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    A weak warm front with a trailing cold front for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Cold front for Tuesday with slightly cooler temperatures.





     Weak trough with some unsettled weather for Wednesday. Closed low on the way!:)



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

     An avalanche into Salkantay Cocha Lake has killed three people in Peru. Article below.   Net Pic

    A climber is missing after an avalanche on Aonach Mor, Scotland. Article below.          Net Pic

    A Mountain Guide has been killed in an avalanche in Haute-Savoie, France. Article below. Net Pic


    Sz 2 Na observed on Sunday.

    Crown line of above avalanche.

    Recent Sz 2 Na on Sunday.

    Recent natural avalanches observed on Sunday.

    Old wet avalanches on steep solar aspects.

    Avalanche mitigation on Whistler yesterday produced a few Sz 1 windslabs on surface hoar layer.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Wind hammered sastrugi.

    Ice making icicles.

    Cool Wind Lip

    Good times on Sunday.

    Many sledders out this weekend.

    Pemberton Meadows.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Back of Oboe: Feb 29, 2020

Chocolate Bowl: Feb 29, 2020

Taylor: Feb 29, 2020


VIDEOS:

No Videos for today.

ARTICLES:

An avalanche has displaced a Lake in Machu Picchu killing 3 people: Peru

Mountain Guide killed in avalanche in Vallorcine: France

Desperate search for top climber caught in avalanche in the Scottish Mountains: Aonach Mor

House of Cards-From Forecasters Blog: Avalanche Canada

B.C. Mountain snowpack sitting on a "House of Cards": Weather Network

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