9 Mar 2020

March 9, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Early Sunday morning light.

    Mostly sunny in the morning.

    Time for a reset.

    Convective cloud development in the afternoon.

    Sunday March 8, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. -7 with a 0-5 KPH breeze out of the WSW.

    Image from same time as above picture.

    Big picture on Sunday.

    Off piste was nice.

    Groomers were fast.

    Some nice snow to be had in the Callaghan Valley.

    Sled access touring? Or everyone sharing! Is this not a Conservancy area? <click for info.

    Convective snow fall from Saturday night was skiing well.

    Huge convective cloud development. West bowl looks small.

    Nice light at sunset, which was at 19:05.

    Last supermoon of 2020. Full tonight.


Weather Observations for March 9, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -14, Winds were 15-20 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -12, Winds were 15-20 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -12, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -11, Winds were   5-10 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters    -13, 1 cm in 12 Hrs, 1 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 265 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters .  -11, 2 cm in 12 Hrs, 2 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 183 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -9, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.5, 0.3mm of precip yesterday.

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


FORECAST:

Weak high pressure will bring mostly sunny skies for today in a North West flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to just above surface (900m) with day time heating and drop below surface tonight. Should see some clouds push in later today (15:00 Hrs) as the next front arrives early Tuesday morning with light precipitation into early Wednesday morning with 60-80 KPH winds. Unsettled weather for Wednesday into Thursday with some weak ridging. More snow possible on Friday. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Tuesday morning, 12-16 cm by Wednesday morning, trace-1 cm by Thursday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     High pressure will bring mostly sunny skies for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Low sends a trough for Tuesday with light precipitation.




     High rebuilds for Wednesday with unsettled weather.


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a ski tourer in Austria. Article Below.                                     Net Pic

   Sisqa- Look what is on its way. Sa  Sz 3. Perhaps the Dragon has woken!!VB Photo

    Thundering by.                                                                                                                    VB Photo



    50'17'54.18"N 123'09'45.32"W North East Aspect, 8000 ft. Ran approximately 3500 feet.



       Different view, Heli Ski Run called Torrent. Snowboarding Sledders.                     JD Photo

    Dry loose early Sunday morning on East Faces.

    Avalanche mitigation on Whistler yesterday, Xc cornices seem to be an issue. Some point releases.

    There has been several Natural cornice drops noted in the corridor. Sz 2-3 recently.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Moderate Sunday. It was considerable on Saturday!!!

    There is a lot of debris, be aware when we get more snow and flat light.

    Surface hoar developing on plate stellars.

    Catskinner weather plot, 1570 meters received no new snow prior to 14:30 hours. Base 184 cm.

    Whistling Swan.<click for info.

    Hoar frost.

    Weekend Chutes

    Snowing at 660 meters Sunday evening.

    Power Flurry in the valley just near sunset..



AVALANCHE CANADA MIN REPORTS:

No new MIN reports as of this am.


VIDEOS:

Intentional Cornice-Triggered avalanche: Avalanche Guys



ARTICLES:

A ski tourer has died in an avalanche on Goller: Austria Need to translate!

What the 2019 avalanche cycle hints at on climate change: CAIC

Snow slides closed Castle Creek Road on Sunday: Colorado

More info on the Policeman killed in an avalanche: Austria

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