26 Mar 2020

March 26, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Clouds to the S & SE ealy Wednesday morning.

    Early Wednesday morning, tracks from Tuesday.

    Early morning light on Whistler Peak.

    A wedge cloud.

    Wednesday March 25, 2020. 12:00 Hours. -7.9 with a light variable breeze.

    Satellite image taken at same time period as above.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.


    Social distancing is very important, still feel 3 meters is better than 2!!

    Great biking on Alta Lake.

    Just before sunset.


Weather Observations for March 26, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -10, Winds were 35-50 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -10, Winds were 35-45 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -7, Winds were 15-35 KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters      -7, Winds were 25-40 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters      -5, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 246 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters      -5, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 166 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +8.3, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.


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


FORECAST:

A weak frontal band will arrive sometime this morning with very light precipitation in a North Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to 1200 meters today and may stay above surface tonight. A series of fronts will bring periods of precipitation into next week. Looking like winter is back with warmer temperatures in the valley. Saturday into Sunday looks like it has potential to bring light /moderate precipitation and strong winds. Guesstimates: 2-4 mm by Friday morning, 4-8 mm by Saturday morning, 15-30 mm by Sunday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Weak frontal band for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

      Low will send precipitation our way on Friday.





     Deeper low moving down the coast on Saturday.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Looks like a dry loose sluff out of Bushrat Shoulder.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Early morning light Wednesday, some turns from Tuesday.

    Turns from Tuesday.

    An Armchair Cloud.

    There is some work going on!!

    Some turns on Whistler from Tësday.

    Had to put at least one  image of a sign.

    Spring has sprung, love is in the air!!



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No new MIN reports as of this am.


VIDEOS:

Grizzly Bear emerges from: Den



ARTICLES:

You probably shouldn't be backcountry skiing right now: Outside

Air bags and Avalanche Safety: Flathead Avalanche Centre

With ski resorts closed, more people are turning to the backcountry: But Avalanche Risk Remains

"Everyone is Leaving" Coronavirus pandemic leaves workers scrambling in Whistler: CBC News

New Volkl Skis Series: Volkl Blaze

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