20 Apr 2014

April 20, 2014

    Everest Avalanche underscores risks borne by Sherpa Guides, article in Read More, below.

    Snowing to the valley yesterday morning.

    Snow stopped for a few hours mid day, April 19, 2014.

    Clouds moved back in around 13:00 hrs.

    Flurries in the afternoon.

    Five Alarm Funk in the Plazza.

    Green Lake around 17:00 hrs yesterday afternoon.

Weather observations for April 20, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 30-35 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -7, Winds were 30-40 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -7, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters      -6, Winds were 20-25 KPH from the S
1650 meters      -3, 3 cm of new snow, 6 cm in 24 hours, Base 245 cm
1550 meters      -2, 3 cm of new snow, 7 cm in 24 hours,  Base 195 cm
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temperature, 3.6 mm of precipitation yesterday, Max Temp Yest +7

For the forecast, high pressure is establishing itself with a front stalled off the coast. Expect mostly cloudy skies with some breaks and the possibility of snow showers. The stalled front will move into our zone on Monday into Tuesday. Some models are going with a dirty ridge for Wednesday, while others are calling for a wet cold front to move in. Thursday does look cloudy and moist at this time. Guesstimates; 3-5 cm by Monday morning, 5-8 cm by Tuesday morning, 3-5 cm by Wednesday morning, 8-10 cm by Friday morning.

                           As of 07:00 hrs we have mostly cloudy skies with unlimited visibility.

Some size 1 activity in the area yesterday, mostly soft slabs, some loose up to 20 cm in lee terrain, One natural cornice release and a size 2.5 controlled cornice drop in Blackcomb Bowl. Beware of debris.

    Unsettled conditions for today.

    Image from yesterday afternoon.

   Big picture yesterday afternoon.

Preparing for a backcountry excursion: BCAS Video on Preparation

One way of building an emergency shelter: Backside Elevated Education

Everest Avalanche underscores risks borne by Sherpa Guides: Katmandu

13 Th Body pulled from debris: Update from Katmandu

Search for missing Sherpa Guides called off: Dangerous Conditions

Everest Avalanche will not deter Australian Teen: Record Attempt

    No traffic on the Peak at 10:30 yesterday morning.

                             Icicles at 2240 meters.

                             Sucker hole at the concert series.

    Conglomerate stellar's in the morning.

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