30 Mar 2020

March 30, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    A few sucker holes went through early Sunday morning.

    Fresh snow in the mountains. 14 cm recorded overnight on Saturday at 1650 meters.

    Squall around 10:30.

    Sunny breaks around noon, snow line at around 1100 meters.


    Sunday March 29, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. +3 at 660 M.


    Satellite image taken at the same time as above image.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon. Next frontal wave moving down the coast.

    Nice breaks in the afternoon.

    Some dark cloud pushed in with showers in the afternoon.

    Just before sunset which was at 19:39 Hrs.


Weather Observations for March 30, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -7, Winds were 85-125 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -6, Winds were  35-60 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were  20-45 KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -5, Winds were  30-55 KPH SSE--Round House
1650 meters    -3, 35 cm in 12 Hrs, 37 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 293 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -3, 17.3 mm in 12 Hrs, 19 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 198 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     0, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +7.0, 3.3 mm of precip yesterday.


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


FORECAST:

A weakening cold broad upper trough will bring periods of light precipitation in a South Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will hover in the 1000 meter range dropping back to surface by tonight.
Unsettled weather for today with the frontal band weakening by this afternoon with a mix of sun and cloud, with a few showers in the mix. Unsettled weather will continue during the week with periods of showery weather depending on the day. Dry on Wednesday with more sun than cloud.
Guesstimates: 5-10 mm by Tuesday morning, trace-2 mm by Wednesday morning, 0-trace by Thursday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    A broad upper trough and associated low will bring unsettled weather for today. Cooler temps.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Weakening upper trough will bring a mix of cloud, sun and showers for Tuesday.





     Weak trough with unsettled dry weather for Wednesday. FL at surface.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed an ice climber in Norway. Article below.                                      Net Pic

    Wet spring avalanches in Gilgit and Baltistan, Pakistan. Article below.                                Net Pic

    Avalanche closes Hwy 1. Article below.                                                                             Net Pic

    Some loose wet activity below treeline with brief sun. Sz 1 Na soft slabs noted on Whistler.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Spindrift off Armchair Sunday morning. 75-100 KPH winds out of the SE.

    Lakes have gone beyond being safe to play on in the past few days.

    Two Tundra Swans still hanging at the mouth of the Fitzsimmons Creek.

    Snow, a slope, a jump = valley fun.

    Spring break up.

    Looks fairly thick where it seperated.

    Yesterday at 660 meters Max temp was +7.0 Deg C with 3.3 mm recorded.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No more reports available.


VIDEOS:

100 KPH down a couloir: Straight Line



ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed an ice climber near Rjukan: Norway

Two avalanches come down in Gilgit and Baltistan destroying crops: Pakistan

Two Partially buried in avalanche at Snowbasin: Utah

Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke after avalanche hits road: Glacier National Park

Call to the wild--Great outdoors an escape in tough times: ABC News

Backcountry hazards heightened with spring temperatures and heavy traffic: Montana 

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