7 Mar 2020

March 7, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Ipsoot early Friday morning.

    Awesome snow.

    Friday March 6, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -6.5 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH SE breeze.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture on Friday.

    Groomers were fun on Friday as well.

    Convective cloud development.

    It was a beauty day.

    Nice snow in the poop chutes.


Weather Observations for March 7, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -14, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -9, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -11, Winds were     0-5 KPH Var --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -11, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Round House
1650 meters    -11, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 268 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -10, 0 cm in 12 Hrs, 0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 185 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -8, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.1, trace of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high thin scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

A cool upper trough will bring unsettled weather for today in a Southerly flow aloft. Mostly cloudy this am with sunny breaks beginning sometime this morning, becoming more frequent as the day progresses. Mostly sunny by this evening with the freezing level spiking today to around 800 meters.
Some light flurries are possible this morning into the early afternoon. Sunday is looking mostly sunny, some lingering cloud in the morning but looking nice in the pm with a dry Northerly flow aloft. More unsettled weather for Monday as the high pushes into the area. A weak frontal band will arrive for Tuesday. Guesstimates: trace-2 cm by Sunday morning, 0 cm by Monday morning, trace-2 cm by Tuesday morning, 5-10 cm by Wednesday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Weak upper low will send clouds our way for today with some sunny breaks.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Low moves further South and High brings mostly sunny skies for Sunday.





      High pressure for Monday, with some cloud in the mix.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a tourist in the Fagaras Mountains in Romania. Article below.   Net Pic

     An avalanche on Grande Rochette, France has killed a skier. Article below.                      Net Pic

    Natural Cornice drop on Decker. MIN report below.                                        Patrick Hermann Pic

    Avalanche mitigation on Whistler yesterday produced Sz 1-2 Xe, Xc.

    Sz 2 Xe on Whistler.

    Sz 2 Xc in Glacier Bowl.

    Sz 2 Xe on False Face, 50


    Deploying a shot.



    Xe Bushwhip

    Hole from Xh (Heli Bombing) above Lakeside Traverse.

    Out of Bushwhip!!



     INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Small cornice in Low Test. There was a Sa Sz 1 on High Test Friday.

    Building cornice.

    Large natural cornice in Blackcomb Bowl.

   Cafe Cliffs can provide some entertainment.

    Just after opening the Symphony Chair.

    Nice powder to be had in Lakeside.

    Convective cloud development yesterday afternoon.




AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Decker Cornice: March 6, 2020

Gin Peak: March 6, 2020


VIDEOS:

Whistler weather with meteorologist: David Jones

Woman rescued after falling into deep snow: France


ARTICLES:

Tourist dies in an avalanche in the Fargaras Mountains: Romania

Fatal avalanche at La Plagne: France

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