21 Mar 2020

March 21, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Friday morning.

    Awesome morning for a bike ride. No one out here!!!

    Horstman Glacier.

    North East aspect of Rainbow Glacier.

   Ice meets the headwaters of the Green River.

    Friday March 21, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 3 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH South breeze.

    GOES image from Friday afternoon.

    Friday afternoon.

    The real big picture.

    Looks like a ghost town.

    West Bowl.

    The Tusk just before sundown.

    Sunset Friday night.


Weather Observations for March 21, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -5, Winds were 5-15 KPH NNE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH NNW --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSW-Round House
1650 meters    -4, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 240 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -3, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 165 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +13.2, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies over Whistler, with unlimited visibility. High cloud North.


FORECAST:

High pressure will bring another sunny day with a Northerly flow aloft. The freezing level will
climb to around 1800 meters with daytime heating. We may see some cloud move in later today. An upper low to our North will slowly push cloud into the area by tonight and into Sunday morning. Will likely begin to get periods of light precipitation around noon on Sunday, with steady light precipitation Sunday evening into Monday. An upper level trough will bring unsettled weather for Monday afternoon into Thursday. A more active frontal band arrives Thursday. Guesstimates: 0 mm by Sunday morning, 3-6 mm by Monday morning, 1-3 mm by Tuesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     High pressure for today with sunny skies.





    Fronts along the coast

     Low moves down the coast on Sunday.





     Low over us on Monday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Recent avalanches in Scotland.

    Recent Sa, Sc? Serratus Glacier. MIN report below.                                                   Toby FK Pic

   Old activity on Armchair.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Slowly smoothing out. Melt-freeze Crust with faceting on crust in some areas. Snow on the way!!!!

    Fresh Ice.

    Early Friday morning freeze. -5 in the valley.

    Headwaters of the Green River.

    High at Nester's Weather plot yesterday was + 13.2 Deg C.

    Signs at the Creekside Gondola.

    Lower Dave Murray.

    Bottom of Blackcomb.

    Still winter alongside HWY 99.

                                                                                                          Artist Abby Wilson


AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Serratus Glacier: March 18, 2020


VIDEOS:

Reactive Facets: Sierra Avalanche Center



ARTICLES:

Whistler SAR urges the province to consider ban on backcountry recreation: Pique

The birth of avalanche forecasting in North America: Justin Franz

Early closure of ski resorts triggers "Feeding Frenzy" for uphill touring and gear: Colorado Sun

Avalanche Forecasts continue amid virus outbreak: Scotland

Blocks of snow fall off roof smashing cars: Russian Roof Avalanche

Uphill access at Vails Colorado resorts closed for safety reasons: Vail

You never have to wait for a lift at a Human Powered Ski Resort: Colorado

Vail ski tourists brought coronavirus back to Mexico, says: Jalisco Governor

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