29 Apr 2013

Apr 29, 2013

Looking like a nice day so far.

Operation Snowman 3, more pictures in links below.

At 2240 metes the temperature was -11, winds were 15-35 KPH form the SSW. At 1550 meters the temperature was -5, 4 cm of snow fell there overnight. In the valley it was 0. Observations taken at 06:30 Hrs for this AM.

For the forecast the Northwesterly Flow aloft will bring unsettled conditions for Today and Tuesday with sun, cloud, and the chance of some flurries. A ridge of high pressure builds for Tuesday and continues for the week. Warmer temperatures can be expected with the occasional shower added to the mix also. For today there is a possibility of 1-2 cm of snow later this afternoon. Freezing levels will range from 750 meters (tonight)  to 3000 meters by Friday.

The updated local avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

The Silent Avalanche Threat: Northwest Weather and Avalanche Centre

Still searching for missing soldier caught in an avalanche: Gumri, India

Thanks to Ryan Marasiewicz for photos from Snowman 3, Multi Agency Organized Rescue Drill: North Vancouver

Sunrise this AM.

Working around Fitzsimmons Creek yesterday, some colourful ducks hanging out.