8 Apr 2014

April 8, 2014

    Very cloudy yesterday morning, April 8, 2014

    Weather was a bit nicer South of Whistler but still cloudy!

    Not much snow left at the Nester's Weather Station.

    Sunset April 8, 2014.

Weather observations for APRIL 8, 2014; taken at 06:00 hrs.

2240 meters      -2, Winds were 40-55 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -1, Winds were 40-65 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -1, Winds were 30-45 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters      -1, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters     +1, 1 cm of new snow, Base 258 cm
1550 meters     +2, No new snow, Base 205 cm
  660 meters     +7, Valley Temperature, 1.4 mm of precipitation yesterday, Max temp test +11.4

For the forecast, a weak cold front will move through the zone today with far less precipitation than originally forecasted and freezing levels dropping to 1000 m by days end. Drier westerly flow aloft will bring unsettled conditions for Wednesday into Thursday. A weak upper level trough will move through on Friday but this system is very weak. An upper ridge will build for the weekend with sunny skies. Guesstimates: 10 mm of rain in the lower elevations for today, 3-5 cm of snow by Wednesday morning, possible flurries for Wednesday into Thursday.

As of 07:00 hrs in the alpine it was windy with overcast skies and variable visibility.

Numerous loose wet size 1 avalanches observed in corridor yesterday.

    Satellite image from later in the day April 8, 2014.

    Looks like we will see less moisture than was forecasted for today.
    Big picture from yesterday.

Skier used breathing device after being buried in snow: Calgary Herald

Winter Weather Watch: The Weather Channel

Wet Snow Avalanches: Backcountry Essentials

Definition of a wet snow avalanche: Avalanche.org

    Coastal mountains have very little snow in the upper elevations.

    Trillium's growing in the rain forest.
                                                               Upside down image.

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