28 Mar 2020

March 28, 2020

     YESTERDAY:

    Light rain in the valley early Friday morning.

    Later Friday morning, still not much precipitation. Some flurries in the alpine.

    Eventually dried out in the valley.

    Friday March 27, 2020. 13:00 Hrs.  -1.6 Deg C with a 10-30 KPH from the West.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.

    Later in the day.

    Stayed relatively dry most of the day in the valley.


Weather Observations for March 28, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -5, Winds were 60-80 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -4, Winds were 60-70 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -3, Winds were 25-50 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -2, Winds were 15-35 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters    -1, 4 cm in 12 Hrs, 5 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 250 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -2, 2.6 mm in 12 Hrs, 3.6 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 168 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +5.4, 1.4 mm of precip yesterday.



    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility, and snowing lightly in the alpine.

    WB has closed all its web cams down. Here is what it looked like Saturday morning on Cypress.


FORECAST:

An upper level trough will bring periods of light-moderate precipitation in a Westerly flow aloft.
The freezing level will hover in the 1200-1500 meter range. Precipitation continues into Sunday with a break between systems Sunday evening. Another frontal band for Sunday night into Monday. A few weaker frontal bands Tuesday and Wednesday, with a drying trend arriving Thursday into the weekend. Guesstimates: 20-30 mm by Sunday morning, 5-10 mm by Monday morning, 10-15 mm by Tuesday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


     Low starts sliding down the coast with warm wet windy weather for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Low has a few frontal bands for us on Sunday.





     Low sends more precipitation at us on Monday. Cooler air mass.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Snowboarder triggers avalanche at Eisenhower Tunnel. Article below.                     CAIC Image

    Recent avalanche in Alaska, Hiker goes for a ride. Chugach State Park.

    Wet slides in Alaska.

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed.

    Roof avalanche damaged a piece of grooming equipment, Meadow Park.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Still a ghost town. Friday at around noon.

    Very unsettled Friday afternoon.

    A few breaks later in the afternoon.

    Nesters Weather Plot, 660 meters. 1.4 mm recorded there yesterday with a high of +5.4 Deg C.

    Whistler Blackcomb has closed its uphill designated routes.




MIN Reports have been suspended: Avalanche Canada


VIDEOS:

Active wind loading in Montana: Avalanche Guys

Being back in the mountains after being caught in an avalanche: Jeremy Jones



ARTICLES:

Snowboarder triggers very large avalanche near Eisenhower Tunnel: Colorado

Don't go skiing right now, or at least keep it off social media: Powder

Preventable accidents may impact SAR capacity during pandemic: Terrace Standard

What happens when you need a rescue during a pandemic: Outside

Ski resorts in Sweden open despite rapid spread of coronavirus: The Telegraph

How an Austrian Ski Resort help spread coronavirus across Europe: CNN

Criminal investigation at Austrian Ski Resort: The Telegraph

Antarctica's Denman Glacier has retreated 3 miles in 22 years: Science Daily

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