19 Apr 2018

April 19, 2018


    Sz 1's dry loose yesterday on steep alp terrain.

    Slough off Horstman peak.

   Sz 1  Sc T Bar chute.

    Krackatoa, Sc Sz 1.

    Point release in Bony Basin later in the day. Wet loose.


    Frozen isothermal snow at the bottom of the montain yesterday morning.

    Sparkling cord mid mountain.

    Powder at the top.

    Unsettled yesterday with cumulus cloud development.

    Mostly cloudy mid day. Some dry loose Na Sz 1's.

     Clouds became darker in the afternoon.

    Bluebird later in the day.

    A few clouds to the North just before sunset.

Weather Observations for April 19, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -5, Winds were 10-15 KPH S--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -5, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 317 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    - 2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


A weak upper ridge will bring mostly sunny weather this am before some marine cloud development this afternoon in a Northwest flow aloft. There is a chance of some rain showers below 1600 meters today with the FL reaching 1800 meters by this afternoon. A warm front is forecasted for Friday morning with the FL rising to 1600 meters than dropping to 1200 meters with the passing of the trailing cold front. Lingering cloud will bring some flurries Saturday morning with unsettled weather by Saturday afternoon. Sunday is looking like a nice day as a strong ridge of high pressure builds into early next week.
Guesstimates: trace-1 mm of rain in the valley today, 10-15 cm by Saturday morning, depending on the track of the cold front, 4-6 cm by Sunday morning, 0 cm Monday-Wednesday.

    GOES IR image this am, cloud moving onto the coast.

    High pressure this morning, but low will send cloud later today.

    Ridge will bring mostly sunny skies to the area this am.

    Some cloud development later today.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Warm front Thursday night/early Friday morning.

    Cold front for Friday night.


    Sending it!!

    Guns were pumping out nice snow yesterday!

    Did not take long for the sun to warm up the snow.

    North facing slopes were skiing well.

   Husume Feeder Chutes.

    Awesome skiing Wednesday morning.

    Sundog yesterday morning.

    Deer in the swamp near Alta Lake.

    Awesome evening Wednesday.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Report:


From South Coast Touring:

Cornice drop between Cayoosh and Cayoosh S2 (according to google) closer to Cayoosh.
Significant cornices all the way around. Multilayer from many storms. Very much apparent our storms have been out of the South west in recent weeks.

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18 Apr 2018

April 18, 2018


    Old moist avalanche activity observed yesterday.

    Locally, Sc & Xe produced some Sz 1-1.5 ssl. Some Sz 1 Na & Nc observed.


    A few breaks in the morning.

    Snow line at around 1000 meters.

    Convective cloud development in the morning.

    Whistler Mountsin in the Am.

    Mostly cloudy in the afternoon.

    Later in the day.

    18:00 Hrs Tuesday afternoon, looking quiet.

    Tuesday afternoon.

    Big picture on Tuesday.

Weather Observations for April 18, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -6, Winds were 0-5 KPH N    --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 0-5 KPH NNE--Roundhouse
1660 meters    - 5, 3 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs  Base 321 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.3, trace of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs at 1835 meters we have obscured skies and limited visibility.


A weak upper ridge will bring unsettled weather for this am in a Southerly flow aloft. The FL will likely rise to around 1600 meters dropping to 800 meters tonight. The air mass is dry with no precipitation expected today. A mix of sun and cloud, sunnier by Thursday morning with the FL rising to 2000 meters. A chance of a shower on Thursday afternoon as a few clouds push through-- as a Pacific Frontal band moves onshore for Friday. A cold front will bring moderate snowfall to the area Friday night dissipating by Saturday morning. A high builds for Sunday into Monday.
Guesstimates: 0 cm by Thursday morning, trace-1 mm of rain by Friday morning, 5-15 cm by Saturday morning, 4-6 cm by Sunday morning, o cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

      Weak ridging from the South.

    Unsettled this am.

    Sunnier this afternoon into this evening.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Sunny Thursday morning.

    Clouds move in Thursday afternoon.


    View from 2180 meters early this morning.

    Soo valley.

    Mouth of the Fitzsimmons River.

    Snowballing on solar aspects yesterday where the sun was shining.

    Wide spread wet cycle over ther past few days at lower elevations.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

Storm Snow Skiing


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