2 Apr 2016

April 2, 2016

    Early Friday morning, April 1, 2016.

    Race track prepped and ready.

    Lower Dave Murray.

    Always good views from the Sea to Sky Highway.

    Tantalus Range.

    Blue bird day.

    Mount Garibaldi.

Weather Observations for April 2, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      0, Winds were 20-35 KPH S  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      0, Winds were 35-45 KPH S  --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters    +3, Winds were 15-25 KPH S  --Rendevous
1835 meters    +4, Winds were 10-30 KPH S  --Roundhouse 
1650 meters    +5, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 300 cm Base, RH 82%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    +4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 232 cm Base, RH 80%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +20.2. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

Sunrise is at 06:45 this morning-Sunset 19:45 -- 13 Hours of Day light.

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

For the forecast, a weak weather system will brush the area this morning with broken cloud in a Westerly flow aloft. Unsettled conditions for today into Sunday morning with the possibility of some isolated rain showers in the mix. A weak cold front will push through on Sunday afternoon into Monday.  Freezing levels will remain fairly high until the passing of the cold front on Monday morning. Range will be 2400 meters to 18 00 meters for Saturday into Sunday with a drop to around 1500 meters by Monday.  An upper trough will form Monday evening for unsettled conditions. A weak warm front will move into the area for Tuesday with the FL rising to around 2000 meters, cloudy conditions and warm temperatures can be expected Wednesday before a strong warm ridge of high pressure once again builds for Wednesday night. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Monday morning above 1800 meters, 5-10 cm for Tuesday morning, 4-6 cm by Wednesday morning above 1800 meters. Light rain Wednesday turning to showers.

   A few clouds around Sunday morning/afternoon.

   Weak cold front pushes through Sunday night.

    Front continues into Monday morning with some unsettled weather by the afternoon.

    Another front for Tuesday.

                      High builds again on Wednesday.


When bombs save lives: Pique

A day in the life of a ski patroller: D'Arcy Mcleish

Rossignol Piq Ski Sensor: Gizmag

The Current Western USA Snow Pack: April 1, 2016

Whistler/Blackcomb on top of the ski hill world with leading financial performance: Financial Post

    08:45 Friday April 1, 2016. Stratus layer infiltrating the coast.

    Tantalus Range Friday morning.

    Another spectacular day on WB.

    Whistler Peak near days end.

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