1 May 2014

May 1, 2014



    The cord looked hard yesterday morning but was actually fairly soft and enjoyable.

    Skied very well!!


    Layer of cirrus cloud slowly dissipated yesterday with mostly blue skies over Whistler.


    Na up to size 2 in the area yesterday April 30, 2014.

    Certainly felt like spring skiing yesterday, + 13 at 2240 meters 19:30 Hrs yesterday.



Weather observations for May 1, 2014; taken at 07:00 hrs.

2240 meters      +9, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the SSE
1860 meters    +12, Winds were 5-12 KPH from the SSE
1550 meters    +10, No new snow, Base 188 cm
  660 meters      +5, Valley temperature, Max Temp Yest +24.6



For the forecast, the strong upper level ridge and offshore flow will give us another warm sunny day, with some scattered cloud. Friday is looking sunny in the morning, clouds in the afternoon with some light rain in the evening. The weak cold front moving in for Friday will be replaced by a large upper level low off the coast bringing cooler and wetter weather. Saturday as of now looks to be the wettest with 10 mm of rain and a freezing level around 2000 meters. Sunday is also looking fairly wet with 9 mm of rain expected with 2000 m freezing levels. The pattern continues into next week with rain showers for Monday into Tuesday and similar freezing levels. Today the FL may go as high as 3700 meters, dropping to about 3000 meters for Friday.


    As of 08:00 hrs we have high scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

    Satellite image from this morning, some cloud around for the morning.

    Cold front moving in to our zone tomorrow.


    Cirrus cloud in the picture early Wednesday morning. Looks very similar to today's image!





Warm temperatures changing snowpack: Pacific Northwest Conditions

Utah Avalanche Centre closes for season: Salt Lake Mountains

Avalanche caught on Glacier Point webcam: Yosemite, California

Canadian Military uses artillery to induce avalanches: Rogers Pass

One skier dies, another critical in Piedmont avalanche: Italy



    Cornice control in Horstman Glacier yesterday, when the weather changes be aware of all the          
    cornice debris in the bowls.

    Air bag set up by the park skiers rt of Catskinner Run.

    Summer day in the valley April 30, 2014; Max temp Yest +24.6.

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