20 Mar 2020

March 20, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Thursday morning. High broken cloud.

    Cool melt freeze on the lake in the am.

    Awesome clouds in the morning.

    Busy at Parking Lot 8. Lots of people heading up the mountain.

    People were hiking out of the valley as well.

    Thursday March 19, 2020. 12:00 Hrs.  + 1.6 Deg C with a 5-10 S-SW breeze.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Thursday afternoon.

    Green Lake Thursday evening.

    Last light.

    Sunset was at 19:23 Hrs. The first day of Spring coming to a close.


Weather Observations for March 20, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -5, Winds were   5-10 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -4, Winds were 10-15 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -4, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -4, Winds were   5-10 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    -3, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 245 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -3, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 167 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +12.3, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility. Some cloud way to the North.



FORECAST:

High pressure will bring sunny skies for today in a dry Northerly flow aloft. The freezing level will push up to 2000+ meters for today. High continues to dominate the pattern for Saturday with another warm sunny day. An upper level low begins to move in for Sunday with mostly cloudy skies with some light precipitation beginning Sunday night into Monday morning. Mostly cloudy Monday-Wednesday with periods of light precipitation. Stronger frontal bands forecasted for Thursday into the weekend. Guesstimates: No precipitation until Sunday evening.



    GOES IR image from this am.


    High slips in as the low continues South. Sunny for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

     High still the dominant force for Saturday.





     Low moves down the coast for a mostly cloudy day, precipitation beginning later in the day.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Be aware of overhead hazards with cornices being lage and the temperatures being high. Net Pic



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Signage from Colorado.                                                                                                        Net Pic

    Someone forgot to change the signs.

    Up the road.                                                                                                                          GT Photo

    No taking air.                                                                                                                 GT Photo

    Cirrus Clouds. Look like Jellyfish.

    Many people got out for a hike on Blackcomb  today. High in the valley was + 12.3 Deg C.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Mt Taylor: March 18, 2020


VIDEOS:

Closed Hills, New Sport: Audi

Holistic Hazard Assessments: Avalanche Guys


ARTICLES:

SAR, AvCan, urge backcountry users to use caution: Kimberley Bulletin

Colorado SAR Teams have advice for people headed outdoors: Be Safe

Group of people in Whistler exposed to COVID-19: Vancouver Sun

With chair lifts closed, backcountry danger now exists in-- In Bounds Terrain: Summit Daily

Police clamp down on rebel ski tourers: France

Avalanche report from Austria: Stay out of the backcountry

Turns in the time of coronavirus: Wildsnow

Skiers furious as tour operators refuse refunds: The Telegraph

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