5 Mar 2020

March 5, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Wednesday morning, burnt mountains and dessert.

    Coming through Lillooet.

    That's a mean lookin Eagle.

    Driving through the Duffey Lake road..

    Joffre glacier.

    March 4, 2020, 12:00 Hrs. -6 Deg C with a 10-20 KPH SW wind.

    Wednesday around noon.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.

    Awesome skiing on Wednesday afternoon.

    More cloud than sun.

    Groomers were good as always.

    Steeps were skiing well.


Weather Observations for March 5, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -9, Winds were 80-120 KPH ESE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -8, Winds were 75-100 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were   30-50 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -6, Winds were   25-55 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters    -4, 3 cm in 12 Hrs, 3 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 252 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -5, 2 cm in 12 Hrs, 2 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 176 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +5.0, 1.4 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs at 660 meters we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.

    In the alpine we have the same conditions. Snowing lightly.


FORECAST:

A warm front will bring light to moderate precipitation in a Westerly-South Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 1000 meters but drop back down to surface with the passage of the trailing cold front. A weak cool upper level trough will bring unsettled conditions for Friday into the weekend. Saturday is looking mostly cloudy with some sunny breaks with periods of light precipitation. Unsettled again on Sunday. Next snow event could be on Wednesday.
Guesstimates: 12-18 cm by Friday morning, trace-1 cm by Saturday morning, 2-6 cm by Sunday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Low will send a warm front with trailing cold front for today. FL rising to 1000 M.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Weak cool upper level trough for Friday with the FL below surface.





     Mixed bag on Saturday with the FL below surface.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche on Tetnudi Summit in Georgia has killed three skiers. Article below.             Net Pic

     110 years ago avalanche buries railway, 58 killed below Mount Chepos. Article below.    Net Pic

    Sledder side hilling triggered avalanche but rode out. Willow Creek Alaska. Report below.

    Yesterday on WB, a few small Sz 1 Xe on Blackcomb. A few sz 1-1.5 Xe Xc, A Sc Sz 1 Whistler.

  
    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Awesome light Wednesday morning.

    Lots of cornice debris in the bowls.

    Convective cloud development Wednesday afternoon.

    Looks like the RCMP have finally got the EC 145 operational after a long wait!!

    Unsettled weather Wednesday by the pm.




AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No new reports as of this am. 


VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

A look at the groomer -avalanche: Avalanche Guys

Cornice Collapse: Alaska


ARTICLES:

Three tourists have died in an avalanche in Georgia: Russia

110 years ago the mountain fell down on Rogers Pass: Mount Chepos

Buried in avalanche snowboarder eyes olympics: New York Times

Upper Willow Creek avalanche: Alaska

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