23 Apr 2014

April 23, 2014

    Very cloudy yesterday morning in the valley.

    There were some breaks in the morning.

    1 Kg shot detonating using one of many bomb trams on Blackcomb.

    There were some decent turns to be had Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

    Natural Size 1 avalanche in Banana Chute on Fissile yesterday.

    Unsettled later in the day, eventually cleared out by last night.

Weather observations for April 22, 2014; taken at  06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -6, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
1860 meters      No Data at this time
1550 meters      3cm of new snow, Base 196 cm
  660 meters       0, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest +10

For the forecast, a short wave trough is moving through the area, unsettled for a while this morning but still a chance of light precipitation throughout the day with overcast skies. Cloudier later on this afternoon as a stronger low moves in for this evening into tomorrow with a moderate Southwest flow.  An active weather pattern will persist in our zone for the next week, several fronts will move through with short lived breaks in between. Guesstimates 2-4 cm by Thursday morning, 3-5 cm by Friday morning, trace to 1 cm by Saturday morning, 3-5 cm by Sunday morning. Freezing levels for the next few days will fluctuate from 800 to 1300 meters.

                               As of 07:00 hours we have overcast skies with variable visibility.

Yesterday Xe, Sc, Na size 1 avalanches were observed around the Whistler area.

    Satellite image from yesterday afternoon. Very unsettled.

    Break this morning, more clouds heading our way later today.

    Big picture from yesterday.

Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest.: Katmandu, Nepal

80 Foot Nude Backflip: Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival

Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier: Katmandu

Avalanche Formation: Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research

Dust from China Blankets the Eastern Sierra: Mammoth Times

    Evidence of a natural avalanche from Monday in Lakeside Bowl.

    Amazing amount of convection yesterday around noon.

    Power flurry yesterday afternoon.

    Tracks off Disease ridge yesterday.

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