17 Apr 2016

April 17, 2016

    Broken cloud Saturday morning, April 16, 2016.

    Some blue early in the morning.

    Stratus layer moved in quickly.

    Some cool clouds in the morning.

    Got darker as the morning progressed.

    Snowing by 11:30 Hours at 1860 meters, +2 degrees.

    Boarderstyle course was exciting to watch.

    Snowing at 1550 meters with a temperature of +3.

    Late Saturday afternoon, April 16, 2016-- +2 Degrees.

Weather Observations for April 17, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +2, Winds were  10-15 KPH S    --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      +2, Winds were  10-15 KPH S    --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters      +3, Winds were    5-10 KPH SE  --Rendevous
1835 meters      +5, Winds were    5-10 KPH SE  --Roundhouse 
1650 meters      +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 264 cm Base, RH 98%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      +3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 213 cm Base, RH 91%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.3. 2.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, a strong upper level ridge will build today and persist into Wednesday. Warm temperatures with an Easterly flow will see the FL rise to 3500 meters by days end. There will be clouds in the mix for most of the day. The ridge will strengthen for Monday with mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. No change in the forecast until Wednesday, when a strong marine push brings cloud and precipitation to the area. Thursday at this time is looking wet. Keep the sunscreen on, UV index will be high over the next few days.

    High pressure builds today.

    Lots of cloud close by.

    Warm temperatures for Monday.

    Clouds should start to push in from the South on Wednesday.

    Onshore push for Wednesday into Thursday.


An avalanche has killed two climbers near Bagneres-de-Bigorre: France

Spring Conditions in Alaska: Valdez Avalanche Center

Satellite Images reveal dramatic tropical glacier retreat: Science Daily

Yukon Tech Blog: Avalanche Canada

    Some colour early Saturday morning.

    Huge jump out on Panorama.

    Banana Chute.

    Retro ski gear.

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