15 Apr 2016

April 15, 2016

  Sunrise Thursday April 14, 2016.

    Nice light in the morning.

    High cirrus Thursday morning.

    Rumbling Glacier.

    Great winter snow on Horstman Glacier.

    Mom's Classic.

    Clouds thickened as the day progressed.

    Took a while but the fresh snow did warm up later in the morning.

    Overcast as the hill was closing.

Weather Observations for April 15, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -5, Winds were  25-30 KPH S       --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      -4, Winds were  25-30 KPH SSW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters      -2, Winds were  15-20 KPH SE     --Rendevous
1835 meters      -1, Winds were  15-25 KPH SSW  --Roundhouse 
1650 meters      -2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 269 cm Base, RH 92%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 218 cm Base, RH 98%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.4. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 hours this am we have broken cloud and variable visibility.

For the forecast, thick low level cloud has pushed into the valley early this am, with a weak front moving on shore today. The high pressure is building to the South but will not really have much impact on our zone until Sunday.(Periods of clearing)  The clouds will lift with a chance of some light intermittent showers and the FL reaching a high of 1800 meters this afternoon.  Saturday will be unsettled in the morning with cloudier skies in the afternoon, clearing out by Saturday night as the ridge rebuilds. Light intermittent rain is likely on Saturday with the FL reaching 2400 meters. Sunday the ridge strengthens with unsettled conditions, mostly sunny skies with some convective cloud development and warm temperatures. Monday at this time is looking mostly sunny.

    Clouds have moved into our zone, high pressure to the South

    Clouds and breaks for Today.

    Will likely clear late Friday afternoon/evening.

    Weak disturbance for Saturday afternoon.

    Weak front for Saturday.

    High pressure builds for Sunday.

    Some moisture in the area Tuesday into Wednesday.


Springtime Avalanche Safety Briefing: Utah Avalanche Center

Helicopter Bombing: K-Country

Ghost Riding Snowmobile: ShredBots


Utah snowboarder injured in Haines Avalanche: Alaska

Safety recall on some Black Diamond Products: Utah

NOAA issues a La Nina advisory: Fall 2016

Whistler woman found dead after incident on Whistler Mountain: Pique Magazine

    15:45 Thursday afternoon

    Still some moisture heading our way for Saturday.

    Big picture Thursday afternoon.

    Lots of folks heading into the backcountry.

    Wind deposited snow was skiing well.

    That is a fairly good size piece of cornice.

    The grouse are back to being aggressive.

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