24 Apr 2014

April 24, 2014

    First light Wednesday morning April 23, 2014.

    A few awesome breaks in the weather pattern yesterday morning.

    At times it would be completely cloudy.

    Power Flurry yesterday afternoon.

    Cornice blast in Blackcomb Bowl yesterday, watch out for cornice debris in the flat light.

    Sunset Wednesday!!

Weather observations for April 24, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 40-55 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -4, Winds were 15-35 KPH from the S
1550 meters      -2, 6 cm of new snow, 7 cm in 24 hours, Base 199 cm.
  660 meters     +2, Valley Temperature, 2.5 mm of precip test, max temp test +7.6

For the forecast, the cold front has passed and lingering showers will be with us this morning as the air mass slowly dries out later today. Unsettled conditions for this evening into Friday with a Southwesterly flow aloft. The next organised front appears to arrive late Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. Monday and Tuesday are looking unsettled. A chance of some precipitation on Monday evening if a forecasted warm front forms then, ridging may dominate for that period also. More on that in the next few days. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Friday morning, flurries on Saturday, 1-2 cm by Sunday morning, 5-8 cm by Monday morning. Freezing levels will fluctuate from 1000-1500 meters over the next few days. Warm air heading our way today, could get another day with warm air aloft creating an avalanche hazard in the alpine.

                          As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast-obscured skies with limited visibility.

    Unsettled in the morning, mostly cloudy in the afternoon, image taken at noon Yesterday.

    Most of the precipitation has passed. Still some snow on the way.

    Looking wet for Saturday night into Sunday.

    Big picture.

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    No tracks on Lower Disease Ridge yesterday. Cornices are looking very large and fragile.

    Eve ice, rimed.

    Convective activity yesterday produced snow showers and a graupel shower.

    Healthy looking young black bear has been hanging near Base 2.

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