23 Mar 2020

March 23, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Sunrise was at 07:09 Hrs on Sunday morning.

    Black Tusk Sunday morning, looking dark to the South.

    Clouds moved in quickly Sunday morning but it remained dry for most of the day.

    Personal distancing on Green Lake.

    Armchair Sunday morning.

    Sunday March 22, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -1 with a 20-30 SW wind.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.

    2180 Meters--17:00 Hrs. -5 Deg C with a 50-75 KPH South wind. Still no precipitation.

    Sunday evening. Looking deserted.



Weather Observations for March 23, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters  -10, Winds were 40-50 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -8, Winds were 35-45 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -7, Winds were 10-30 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -7, Winds were 10-25 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters    -5, 0.7 mm  in 12 Hrs, 0.7 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 235 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -5, 0.1 mm in 12 Hrs, 0.1 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 162 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +7.6, trace of precip yesterday.

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility. Snowing lightly.


FORECAST:

Very weak front for today with periods of light precipitation in a Southwest flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around  Weakening front transitioning to a weak upper trough with unsettled weather for today into Tuesday. Periods of light rain with a mix of cloud and sun. Ridging on Wednesday with a day of mostly sunny weather before a more active series of frontal bands bring precipitation from Thursday into the weekend. Saturday and Sunday look quite wet as of now. Guesstimates: 1-3 mm by Tuesday morning, trace-1 mm by Wednesday morning, 0-trace  by Thursday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


     Weak upper level trough with unsettled weather for today. FL around 1000 meters.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Weak upper trough for Tuesday with unsettled weather.





     Brief ridging for Wednesday with a mostly sunny day.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Melt freeze crust above Opal Bowl. No new known avalanche activity to report.

    New snow on the melt freeze crust could be interesting.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Williams Lake Family Day. Time for the government to step in and change this behaviour.

    Patches of blue Sunday morning.

   B Netting will be a mess soon. Some snow on the way!! Winter will be back for the weekend.

    San Juan County, CO shuts down the backcountry.

    Unsettled Sunday evening. Totally blew the forecast yesterday.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No new MIN reports as of this am.


VIDEOS:

Not Social Distancing in Colorado: Loveland Pass

Val Thorens Farwell: End of the Season


ARTICLES:

How I survived two consecutive avalanches: Mountain Journal

B.C. Parks closes all Stawamus Chief Trails: COVID-19

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