24 Mar 2020

March 24, 2020


    Snowing in the valley Monday morning.

    Very quiet in the town centre.

    Monday March 23, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -6.6 Deg C with a 15-30 South East wind.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.

    Sunny breaks in the afternoon.

    Nice to see some snow in the valley.

    Large convective clouds in the afternoon.

    Convective clouds with some graupel.

    Graupel Flurry.

    Just after sunset which was at 19:29 hours.

Weather Observations for March 24, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters  -10, Winds were   0-5 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -8, Winds were.  4-8 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -9, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -8, Winds were   0-5 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters    -7, 4.4 mm in 12 Hrs, 4.4 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 241 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -7, 2.2 mm in 12 Hrs, 2.2 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 168 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.6, 3.8 mm of precip yesterday.

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


A cool upper trough will bring unsettled weather for today in a West to Southwest flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 1100 meters today and drop back down to surface tonight. Some isolated flurries are possible today with some convective cloud development. An upper ridge will bring sunny weather for Wednesday in a dry Northerly flow aloft. A weak front for Thursday  with periods of light precipitation. Another for Thursday, with a stronger frontal band expected for Saturday and Sunday. Hard to put a number on the amount of snow the alpine will be getting but initial feeling is that winter returns for the weekend. Guesstimates: trace-1 mm by Wednesday morning, 0 mm by Thursday morning, 2-4 mm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Upper low off the coast will push Eastward today with unsettled weather.

    Fronts along the coast.

     High pressure for Wednesday.

     Weak front moves down the coast on Thursday.


    No new known local avalanche activity to report.

    Recent activity in the San Juan Mountains, CO.                                                               Net Pic


    There are always those that are keen to get out there.

    It has been very sleepy here in the past week.

    Monday morning.

    There are places to go and be away from everyone.

    If you do not want to explore the above places, stay home.


No new MIN reports as of this am.


2020 Spring Awareness Campaign: UAC


About 50 % of avalanche fatalities in Colorado happen when the hazard is moderate: CAIC

Skiing over snowboarding,  an advantage for most patrol situations: Sierra Nevada College

Stay-at-home order issued for City & County of Denver: Effective today at 17:00 Hrs

Backcountry Skiing isn't the brilliant idea you think it is right now: Backpacker

COVID-19 empties national parks of tourists: Crag & Canyon

Photos of what it looks like to ski alone together: Powder

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