6 Mar 2020

March 6, 2020

     YESTERDAY:

    Dumping in the morning.

     Strong winds Thursday morning.

     Awesome conditions all day long!!!

    Snowing hard in the valley.

    Thursday March 5, 2020. 13:00 Hrs. - 4.6 Deg C with a 20-60 KPH ESE wind. Dumping!!!

    Satellite image from Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture Thursday.

    Tree skiing was phenomenal Thursday.

    Last ride up before closing. Precipitation and winds had eased off!!!


Weather Observations for March 6, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -14, Winds were 15-25 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -8, Winds were 15-20 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -12, Winds were 10-20 KPH ESE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -10, Winds were 10-15 KPH ESE--Round House
1650 meters    -12, 8 cm in 12 Hrs, 32 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 273 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -10, 5 cm in 12 Hrs, 22 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 189 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.3, 11.4 mm of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies, unlimited visibility and scattered mid mountain cloud.


FORECAST:

A cool dry upper level trough will bring unsettled weather for today in a South Westerly flow aloft.
Mostly sunny with the freezing level hovering around or just above surface. Mostly cloudy for Saturday with unsettled conditions and a good chance of some snow flurries in the afternoon. May even see some sunny breaks before the evening. Unsettled for Sunday as well, in a dry North Westerly flow aloft. At this time Monday is looking mostly sunny. Next snow will likely arrive for Tuesday. Guesstimates: 0-trace by Saturday morning, trace-1 cm by Sunday morning, 0 cm by Monday morning.


     GOES IR image from this am.

     Upper level trough with cooler temperatures. Low has gone East.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Low to the West will send some cloud our way Saturday, cool temperatures.





          Weak low on Sunday but Arctic High will bring cool temperatures.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a worker in Ganderbal, Kashmir. Article below.                               Net Pic

    Alpine was closed all day, avalanche mitigation Thursday--some Sz 1 Sc on WB.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Upper lifts eventually opened with incredible storm skiing.

    Great conditions by the end of the day.

    Snow making equipment getting dumped on!!

    Kokanee Race Series on Lower Cruiser!! Challenging conditions.

    A meeting of the Volkls.

    Catskinner weather plot, from 06:30-14:30 Hrs 16 cm recorded, base of 189 cm at 1570 Meters.

    Nester's plot Thursday evening, raining lightly but fresh snow on the ground. 11.4 mm recorded.



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No new reports as of March 6, 2020 in the am.


VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Avalanche buries tractor trailer: Russia

Snowboarder/skier collision: Ouch

Avalanche Control: I-70



ARTICLES:

Worker killed in Ganderbal avalanche: Kashmir

Report from Tirol Area: March 5, 2020

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