8 Mar 2020

March 8, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Saturday morning. Sunrise was at 06:42 Hrs. High thin overcast.

    Saturday March 7, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. -7.3 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH SW breeze. Snowing.


     Satellite image from Saturday afternoon.

    Big picture Saturday afternoon.

    Snowing in the afternoon.                                                                                    Norma Brown Pic

     Convective clouds later in the afternoon.

    Saturday at 18:00 Hrs.

    Blue patches.


Weather Observations for March 8, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -13, Winds were  5-10 KPH W--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -9, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -10, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -11, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters    -10, 2 cm in 12 Hrs, 6 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 268 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters      -8, 1 cm in 12 Hrs, 3 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 184 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +1.0, 0.9 mm of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility. Snowing very lightly.


FORECAST:

A weak cool upper level trough will bring unsettled weather in a Westerly flow aloft. More sun than cloud for today with the freezing level rising to 800 meters, then dropping back to surface by tonight.
A weak upper level ridge builds for Monday with sunny skies for most of the day in a North Westerly flow aloft. Some cloud will push in by late afternoon as a weak shortwave trough arrives for Tuesday with periods of light precipitation. More unsettled weather for Wednesday and Thursday before another front arrives for Friday. Guesstimates: 0-1 cm by Monday morning, trace-2 cm by Tuesday morning, 10-15 cm by Wednesday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


     Cool weak upper level trough for today with unsettled weather. Mostly sunny.






    Fronts along the coast.

      Weak high builds for Monday with mostly sunny skies.





     Low to the North will send a trough our way on Tuesday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed five snowshoers in Austria. Article below.                                     Net Pic

    Update on the avalanche death in Northern India. Article below.                                          Net Pic


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Unsettled with flurries at the end of the day.

    Convective flurries in the mountains.

    Saturday evening, 0.9 mm of precipitation recorded there yesterday.

    Awesome light by the end of the riding day.                                                            Norma Brown Pic



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

Cayoosh Pass: March 7, 2020


VIDEOS:

No drone zone: Smashed


ARTICLES:

Five snowshoers have died in an avalanche near Seethaler Hut: Austria

Policeman dies in an avalanche during alpine training: Austria

Six killed in alpine avalanches: Austria

Another article on the five snowshoers, need to translate: Austria

Update on the avalanche that killed a worker in Ganderbal: Kashmir

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