2 Apr 2015

April 2, 2015

    An avalanche in the Col de Emile Pic, France has killed 3, injured 1, story in article section.Net Pic

    08:00 Hours April 1, 2015--Mostly cloudy with some breaks.

    First light Wednesday morning.

    Mid and high clouds in the morning.

    Cloudier in the afternoon.

    Sunset Wednesday night.

Weather Observations for April 2, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     10, Winds were 5-20 KPH from the SE
2180 meters     - 8, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the E
1860 meters      -7, Winds were 0-10 KPH from the E
1835 meters      -6, Winds were calm SE
1650 meters      -5, No new snow, Base 179 cm
1550 meters      -4, No new snow, Base 132 cm, Relative Humidity 86%. 
  660 meters      -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.7, 2.5 mm recorded on Wednesday.

   As of 07:00 Hours we have clear skies and unlimited visibility with mid mountain cloud at 1500 M.

For the forecast, a weak high pressure moved into the zone last night with clear skies early this morning and cool temperatures. Clouds will begin to move into the area quickly this morning thickening as the day progresses. The freezing level will rise to about 1400 meters today and drop back to 1000 meters this evening as the cold front moves into the area.  Friday will be overcast with light to moderate precipitation in a Westerly flow with FL maxing out at around 1200 meters and dropping to the surface by Friday evening. Yes, snow will fall in the valley by early Saturday morning!! Saturday is looking unsettled with post frontal showers a possibility with the unstable air mass. Sunday will also be unsettled but slightly drier than Saturday and warmer. FL during this period will fluctuate from daytime highs of 1300 meters to lows of 800 meters.  An upper low will bring cloudy conditions to the area Monday through Tuesday with light precipitation. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Friday morning, 10-12 cm by Saturday morning                                                    

    Satellite image from yesterday.

    Cloud moving on shore followed by some warm air then a cold front moves in early Friday am.

    Unstable air aloft may bring some isolated showers this afternoon.

    Front arrives early Friday morning.

    Upper trough will bring unsettled conditions for Saturday and part of Sunday.

    An upper low will bring cloud back into the area for Monday.


Avalanche in France has claimed 3 lives: Near Briancon

Coast Range--Whistler Area and Duffey Zone conditions report: ACMG Blog--March 23-31, 2015

Helmet Cam captures Sicamous sledder in an avalanche: Blue Lake, BC

Climbers returning to Mount Everest after last years deadly avalanche: Nepal

Thanks Dave Sarkany for this photo from yesterday, Pemberton ice cap/Peterson Creek Area:

Hi Wayne, check out this nice fresh slide. There is no new snow on the debris. We where there mid day today and figured it was max 12 hours old. There was a lot of activity here mid storm, other stuff was triggered by cornice drops later.This one stood out though as its hard to find the trigger.

    1 Kg explosive released this slide on New Years (Blackcomb) yesterday morning.                                Joe Hertz Photo

    Hard to say if it was the March 28 crust or the March 11 crust. Only result!!          Joe Hertz Photo  

    Snow line came close to the valley yesterday morning.

    Convective cloud development and showers during the day.

    Rain and hail showers during the day.

    Grass is getting greener.

    Lower Dave Murray is done!!

    Big picture yesterday at 16:00 Hours.

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