25 Apr 2013

Apr 25, 2013

Point releases above traverse into Lakeside, when it warms up size 1 & 2 avalanches can easily run here, that is why there is a sign line to close the area when the hazard increases due to wet avalanches. When there is an avalanche closure there is a reason, please obey signs.

Another awesome day yesterday!

At 2240 meters the temperature was -1, winds were 5-10 KPH form the S. At 1550 meters the temperature was +1.5, no new snow recorded there over night. In the valley it was 0. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs this AM.

For the forecast more sun for today with cloud development this morning, slight possibility of a rain shower this afternoon. Fl 2300 meters. The high pressure aloft will degrade for Friday with a mix of sun and cloud, rain showers with Fl 2300 meters. A cold front moves into the area for  Saturday lowering the Fl to 1600 meters with snow accumulations 8-12 cm throughout the day, majority of the snow in the AM. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a flurry in the afternoon and snow in the evening, possible 5- 10 cm by Monday morning, Fl 1500 meters. Monday and Tuesday look unsettled with cooler temps and Fl around 1000 meters.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Avalanche airbags save about 1/2 of those who would have died : Bruce Temper

Avalanche survivor had arm free but buried for four hours: Colorado

CAIC report on Sheep Creek avalanche: Snowbrains.com

Wet snow avalanche released with explosives, Ruisseau d'Andagne: April 17, 2013

View from lower Rainbow Ridge.

The Blackcomb Reservoir with no fence posts.

Glazed tracks from April 23 Rd.