21 Apr 2016

April 21, 2016

    An avalanche in the Aosta Valley, Italy has killed two mountaineers, article below--          Net Pic

    Ipsoot early Wednesday morning, April 20, 2016.

    Light and texture.

    Cord was skiing well right at 10:00 Hours.

    Debris from cornice control on Sunset.

    Blue Bird all day.

    Moon Wednesday evening, Full moon is Thursday April 21. Sprouting Grass Moon.

Weather Observations for April 21, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +4, Winds were  10-20 KPH SE --Horstman Hut Station
1860 meters      +5, Winds were  10-15 KPH SE --Rendevous
1550 meters      +7, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 204 cm Base, RH 68%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +28.0. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

Yet another record broken yesterday with a High of 28 Deg C measured at 660 meters.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a weak upper level trough will bring light rain to the area this morning switching to showers by this afternoon in a Southerly flow aloft. The air mass is unstable so there is a slight chance of scattered isolated thunder storms for the Southern Coastal area.  The FL will hover in the 2800 +  meter zone so wet in the morning in the alpine. Unsettled conditions for Friday with some scattered showers before a wet warm front moves onshore by the evening. Overcast moist conditions for Saturday with the FL gradually dropping from the 2200 meter level to the 1800 meter level. Should see a few centimetres of snow above 1600 meters for Sunday morning. As of now Sunday will bring overcast skies with some light snow in the alpine for most of the day as a weak upper trough passes through. A short lived ridge builds for Monday with mostly sunny skies. After Monday the models are in disagreement so stand by.

    Clouds are moving into our zone early this am.

           Some moisture around this morning.

    Low pressure will send moist clouds our way Friday.

           Could see some breaks Friday afternoon.

    Low pressure will keep churning out moisture for most of the weekend.


Two Mountaineers killed in an Avalanche in Valgrisen, Italy: Aosta Valley

Two Russian Climbers have been killed in an avalanche in Bryatia: Eastern Siberia

The Best (and the worst) ski inventions of 2016: GrindTV

NOAA predicts El Nina for next winter, Big Snow for PNW: TetonGravity

61 Avalanche Victims so far in the Alps this season: WePowder

Spring Conditions perfect for Back Country avalanches: Avalanche Canada

   Just after noon on Wednesday.

    15:30 Hours Wednesday.

     Low pressure and moisture along the coast.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.

    Snow was very soft Wednesday morning.

    Sky was very Blue on Wednesday.

    Skiing into summer!

    Half Pipe maintenance.

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