17 Apr 2015

April 17, 2015

    Early Thursday April 16, 2015. Overcast skies.

    Less cloudy yesterday morning over the Tantalus Range.

    South of Squamish it was a nice looking day.

    By early afternoon it had significantly cleared over the Tantalus Range.

    15:30 Hours yesterday over Blackcomb.

    More clearing at 16:30 Hours.

    Nice day by 17:00 Hours.

Weather Observations for April 17, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -3, Winds were 30-55 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -1, Winds were 30-45 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters       0, Winds were 10-30 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters     +2, Winds were 10-40 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters     +2, No new snow, Base 192 cm.
1550 meters     +3, No new snow, Base 142 cm, Relative Humidity 65%. 
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +16.5.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have mostly overcast skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a weak upper trough and associated cold front will bring mostly cloudy conditions with some breaks in a Westerly Flow aloft today. Another day when we are on the edge of the high pressure and cloud from the low to the Northwest. We may get lucky with more sun in the valley. There is a chance of some isolated intermittent showers with the freezing level rising from 1800 meters to 2200 meters this afternoon. A strong upper ridge builds for Saturday with a Northerly flow aloft with warm temperatures into Tuesday. Another weak upper trough pushes onshore on Wednesday with cooler temperature and showery weather.

    Weak upper trough with a cold front moves through the area today.

    Strong upper ridge builds for Saturday.

    Flow will be Northerly with warm temperatures.

    Sunny on Sunday.

    Sunny on Monday.

    A weak trough moves onshore for Wednesday with cooler temperatures and showery weather.


When you are way over your ability: Live Leak

Quad Cork on a snowboard: Billy Morgan

A slow moving land slide: Russia

Vail's Newest patrol Dog: Jake


Bad Weather hampering mountaineers efforts on Everest: Tent Bound

Avalanche Danger rising in Colorado: Wet Snow

Weather Update: Avalanche Canada

Spring Slabs: Pistehors.com

    High pressure pushing North yesterday.

    Big picture yesterday.

    The clouds were from Squamish North.

    Tantalus Range yesterday afternoon.

    Rumbling Glacier.

    Mount Garibaldi with some cloud clinging on yesterday afternoon.

    Tantalus Range, impressive as always.

    Mount Currie later in the afternoon, Thursday April 16, 2015.

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