3 Apr 2015

April 3, 2015

    08:00 Hours Thursday April 2, 2015--Mid mountain cloud began lifting.

    Mid mountain to the peaks.

    By 09:30 the cloud layer lifted above 1835 meters.

    By 12:30 the clouds were at around 1850 meters.  Sky was mostly cloudy.

    After closing Thursday evening.

   Around 18:30 Hours Thursday evening.

    Clouds were getting thicker.

Weather Observations for April 3, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -8, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the SE
2180 meters     - 6, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -6, Winds were 5-15 KPH from the SSE
1835 meters      -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SE
1650 meters      -3, 2 cm of new snow, Base 179 cm
1550 meters      -3, 1 cm of new snow, Base 132 cm, Relative Humidity 95%. 
  660 meters     +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.4.

    As of 07:00 Hours we have overcast skies, unlimited visibility and it is snowing lightly.

Today's forecast, a flat weakening occluded front will pass through the area today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to 1400 meters during the day and drop back down to 800 meters tonight, we will see periods of light rain with breaks in between.   An upper low will bring cool showery weather to the area on Saturday as the air mass will remain unstable, drier conditions are expected for Sunday with a mix of cloud and sunny periods. The upper low will slowly move down the coast during this time period. FL will fluctuate from 1300-800 m on Saturday and 1500-1000 m on Sunday.  Monday morning will start as a cloudy day then transition later to unsettled conditions as a broad upper trough moves through with the chance of some showers.  Tuesday will be unsettled with warm air moving into the area and Wednesday at this time is looking mostly sunny as a weak upper ridge develops. . Guesstimates 8-10 cm by Saturday morning.

    Flow for today.

    Weak front with light precipitation.

    Chance of showers on Saturday. Drier on Sunday.

    Low moves down the coast.

    Drier on Wednesday as the upper ridge builds.

    The high is migrating into the North Pacific for the weekend pushing the low inland.


Sicamous man up close and personal with an avalanche while snowmobiling: Blue lake B.C.

World Mountain Bike Speed Record: Eric Barone

Flying Snowmobile: Finland

Avalanche and the next day: DooTalk


Update on avalanche in France: Ecrins Mountain Range

Update on investigation to the avalanche death in Alaska last month: Inexperience

Up Hill skiing gains traction in Colorado: Aspen, CO

How a snowflake turns into an avalanche: Subzero laboratory

    Cornice drop on North aspect of Decker causing size 1.5 avalanche Wednesday. Bridget McClarity

    Surface Hoar development Thursday.                                                         Bridget McClarity Photo

    Great light early yesterday morning.

    Lower Olympic run is pretty much done.

    Bottom melted quickly over the past few days.

    Whistler Cup starts on Ptarmigan.

    Just before 10:00 Hours on Thursday morning.

    Thursday afternoon.

   09:45 Thursday, the front is just hitting the North Coast.

    Thursday afternoon.

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