22 Mar 2020

March 22, 2020


    Early morning light Horstman Peak. Sunrise was at 07:11 Hrs.

    Quiet on Alta Lake early Saturday morning.

    Early in the am.

    Cold and tired. Not socially distancing.

    Certainly does no look like a typical Saturday morning.

    Saturday March 21, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. + 2.9 Deg C with a 5-10 SW Breeze.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture on Saturday.

             Giving the feet a break.                                                                           GT Image

    Made it to 1860 meters.                                                                                                       MD Image

    Cloudburst with some melt freeze.

    Serratus has melt freeze as well.

    Evening light.

    Sunset was at 19:26 Hrs Saturday Night.

Weather Observations for March 22, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -3, Winds were 25-40 KPH SSW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -4, Winds were 35-40 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -1, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -1, Winds were 15-25 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters    -3, 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 164 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was 13.3, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


An upper level low moving down the BC coast will bring cloudy weather in a Northwest flow aloft becoming Southwesterly later today. Will likely see some periods of light precipitation begin before noon, a few breaks later in the afternoon than steady light precipitation into Monday morning. May see a few breaks Monday morning before another weak impulse of light precipitation into Tuesday. Weak high builds for Wednesday-- sunny weather in the am, cloudy but dry in the pm.  Next frontal band will arrives on Thursday. Guesstimates: 4-8 mm by Monday morning, 2-5 mm by Tuesday morning, 1-3 mm by Wednesday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Low moving down the coast, with an upper level trough in a moist flow for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Low moving Eastward with High pressure pushing hard. Might even see a few breaks Monday.

    Upper level trough for Tuesday with a mixed bag. 


    An avalanche has killed two people in Kamchatka, Russia. Article below.                          Net Pic

    Melt freeze with some loose wet at treeline.


    Always keener's.

    Social Distancing on Whistler Peak. -2.7 Deg C at 13:00 Hrs with a 5-10 SW Breeze.

    Awesome afternoon in Squamish!!

    This is certainly social distancing.

    Not sure if this is really social distancing!

    Mount Garibaldi.


Mount Rohr: March 20, 2020


Low Hazard but turning back: Avalanche Guys

Squamish Chief Hike should be closed: Here is why


An avalanche has killed two people on the Kamchatka Peninsula: Russia

B.C. Parks status during COVID-19 response: B.C. Gov News

Should you go ski touring during COVID-19: Wildsnow

Splitboarding in the time of COVID-19: Backcountry

BRO clears 4 major avalanches on road near Uttarkashi: Northern India

How an Austrian Ski Paradise became a COVID-19 Hotspot: Euractiv

Vail Resorts faces potential lawsuit from family of man killed on Chairlift: Colorado

Weather Sensitivity of the Coronavirus: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

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