25 Mar 2020

March 25, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Tuesday morning, looking like the start to a nice day.

    Mid layer cloud lifted Tuesday morning.

    Looking pristine on Horstman Glacier..

    Tuesday March 24, 2020. 12:00 Hours.

    Satellite image from sme time frame as above.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon. Very unsettled.

    Lower Cruiser.

    Nice day for a ride.

    Large cumulus clouds in the afternoon.

    Valley Extreme Skiing.

    15:30 Hrs at  2240 meters, -8 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH North Wind. Snowing.

    Just after sunset which was at 19:31 Hrs.


Weather Observations for March 25, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -12, Winds were    5-10 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -12, Winds were 10-20 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -11, Winds were   5-10 KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -10, Winds were   5-10 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    -10, 1.5 mm in 12 Hrs, 3.5 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 245 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters     - 9, 0.7 mm in 12 Hrs, 1.7 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 167 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +6.9, trace of precip yesterday.

Snow amounts are being taken from sensor at bottom of Catskinner. 
Still some manual measurements from Pig Alley but inconsistent.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility. A few clouds to the SE.



FORECAST:

A weak upper level ridge in a Northerly flow aloft will bring sunny weather for today. The freezing level will climb to around 1200 meters and drop back down to surface tonight.  A weak front arrives on Thursday with a brief warm front followed by a cold front. Steady light precipitation can be expected Thursday morning into Friday. A more vigorous front will arrive for Saturday with light/moderate precipitation and strong alpine winds. A weaker front is forecasted for Sunday. A series of fronts will pass through early next week. Guesstimates: 0 mm by Thursday morning, 2-6 mm by Friday morning, 4-6 mm by Saturday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.


     High will bring a sunny day for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Weak front for Thursday





     Weak frontal band for Friday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    A snowboarder was injured in an avalanche in Colorado. Article below.               CAIC Image

    Recent activity in Colorado. Article below.                                                                         CAIC Pic

    Report on the March 15, 2020 fatal avalanche, slide path called 'First Scary Monster' Article below.


    Snowballing below treeline locally yesterday.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign. Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind. Do this, don't do that.

    Can't you read the sign?




                 COVID-19

    Snowing in the valley Tuesday afternoon.

    Intermittent flurries most of the afternoon.

    Lot 8 had a number of up hillers.

    Evening Alpenglow, 17:15 Hrs. -6.9 Deg C with a 5-15 KPH West Wind.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No new MIN reports as of this am.




VIDEOS:

May not be right here in Whistler but good information with what we have coming.

New Snow sliding on a crust: Avalanche Guys

Winter storm coming: UAC



ARTICLES:

San Miguel Snowboarder injured in an avalanche: Colorado

7 Triggered avalanches in 3 Days in the San Juans, CO. 8 people caught, 4 carried, 2 buried: CAIC

Detailed report on the Fatal Avalanche in Idaho on March 15, 2020: Backcountry Pebble Creek Ski Aera

Avalanche Canada shutting down forecasts early: COVID-19 & Lack of Information

3 Americans test positive for COVID-19 after B.C. Heli Tour Trip: CBC News

Words of wisdom from NAC: Northwest Avalanche Centre

Parks Canada closes Parks to Visitors via Vehicles: Gripped

Austrian Ski Resort linked to hundreds of cases across Europe: COVID-19

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