13 Apr 2016

April 13, 2016

    Second Avalanche Fatality near "Arctic Man" site,, story in article section--      CNFAC Image

    Coming out of the valley cloud Tuesday April 12, 2016.

    Light snow flurries in the morning.

    We had the occasional break in the clouds.

    Winds were moderate-strong in the morning.

    Blown in snow in the alpine was decent by the afternoon.

    Dumping later in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for April 13, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -9, Winds were  15-30 KPH SSE --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      -9, Winds were  20-30 KPH S      --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters      -7, Winds were  15-20 KPH SE    --Rendevous
1835 meters      -6, Winds were  10-15 KPH SSE --Roundhouse 
1650 meters      -6, 12 cm of new snow, 16 cm in 24 hrs, 281 cm Base, RH 94%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -5, 11 cm of new snow, 12 cm in 24 hrs, 226 cm Base, RH 92%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.7. 8.1 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the air mass should stabilize as the trough has shifted East with unsettled conditions in its wake. A mix of sun and cloud this morning with an upper trough bringing showery weather this afternoon with the FL hovering in the 1400 meter range. Thursday starts overcast but a dirty ridge builds with unsettled weather expected by Thursday afternoon associated with warmer temperatures. (FL 1800 M)  Model to model uncertainty gives little confidence in the long term solutions so standby for more details as the week progresses. As of now Friday looks unsettled with the possibility of some very light intermittent showers. A similar day may occur for Saturday as well. The ridge will likely rebuild for Saturday night into Sunday. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Thursday morning

    Another frontal band on its way.

    Next front approaching the coast.

    Todays flow.

    Flow for today into Friday. Likely see more cloud than what this model is showing.


Chic Choc Chicks and Five reasons to Backcountry Ski with Women: Backcountry Magazine

Another sledder is killed in Summit Lake Avalanche: Alaska

Don't make these mistakes while winter camping on your ski trip: GrindTV

Liberals considering privatising SAR: National Post

    07:45 Tuesday morning, unsettled with some light snowfall in the alpine.

    12:15 Hours Tuesday, Flurries with a few breaks.

    12:15 Hours Tuesday. There is a considerable amount of moisture out in the Pacific.

    Snowing lightly most of the day, some power flurries--4 cm recorded at 1650 meters by 14:30.

    Just above the cloud layer.

    Just below the cloud layer.

    Many breaks throughout the day.

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