21 Apr 2014

April 21, 2014

                     Thanks to Gabriel Alary for this photo of avalanche on Fissile April 18, 2014.

    Nice light first thing yesterday morning. Mostly sunny, that changed just after mid day.

    Obscured in the afternoon.

    Not ideal conditions for the slope style competition.

    Sunday was the last day for the GMC Race Centre.

    Some decent conditions yesterday morning.

Weather observations for April 21, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 35-50 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -4, Winds were 40-50 KPH from the SSE
1860 meters      -4, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters      -3, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters      -1, 3 cm of new snow, 6 cm in 24 hours, Base 245 cm
1550 meters      -1, 3 cm of new snow, 6 cm in 24 hours, Base 196 cm
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temperature, .5 mm of precipitation yesterday, Max Temp +8.3 Yest

For the forecast, the stationary front will send clouds into our area today into this evening. South to Southwest flow will bring light precipitation amounts.  The front and an associated upper trough will move through by Tuesday morning. Wednesday is looking like an unsettled day with weak ridging and off shore flow. A weak warm front will move into our area for Thursday. Friday is also looking unsettled at this time with increasing clouds during the day and some light precipitation by the evening. Guesstimates: 3-5 cm by Tuesday morning, 2-4 cm by Wednesday morning, 3-5 cm by Friday morning. Freezing levels will rise to 1900 meters today than fluctuate between 1200-1600 meters into Thursday.

    As of 07:00 hrs we have obscured skies with limited visibility and it is snowing.

Avalanche control in the area yesterday produced mostly size 1 avalanches; Xe, Xc, and Sc.  A few size 1.5,  4f windslabs running on most recent melt freeze crust.

    Unsettled yesterday morning with some nice sunny periods. Clouded over later in the day.

    Looking like some moisture coming our way for Thursday.

Update on Everest Avalanche: Survivors recall Chaos

GoreTex wash Tutorial: You Tube

Sierra Avalanche Centre: Last Advisory for 2013-2014 Season

Whistler and Duffy lake Conditions, April 11-18 Th, 2014: ACMG Blog

Everest Sherpa's divided over call to halt climbs after avalanche: Theguardian

9 people trapped in an avalanche rescued by army in Kashmir: India

    Great turns to be had even at 13:00 Hrs.

                                      22 cm on the Horstman Glacier over the past few days.

    Later in the afternoon the visibility was good from 1200 meters down.

    Not so good in the cloud in the upper elevations.

    Dismantling the big air jump.

    Roller Derby- Skiing and Snowboarding?

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