22 Apr 2016

April 22, 2016

    Avalanche in Haines Pass has killed a local skier, RIP Maxim, article below. Sean Sheardown Pic

    Sunrise Friday April 22, 2016. Officially at 06:04 Hrs.

    Some colour Thursday April 21, 2016.

    Valley is greening up.

    Snow has been melting at an alarming rate.

   Periods of light rain Thursday morning.

    Some convective cloud development Thursday afternoon.

    The ribbon of snow is still allowing access to Base 2.

Weather Observations for April 22, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +3, Winds were  15-30 KPH E   --Horstman Hut Station
1860 meters      +4, Winds were  10-20 KPH NE --Rendevous
1550 meters      +5, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 199 cm Base, RH 94%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +8, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.2. 4.1 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As 0f 07:00 Hours this am we have high overcast and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, an upper level low to our South will bring unsettled conditions (mostly cloudy) with light rain showers to the area in a Southerly flow aloft.  An upper trough is expected for Saturday into Sunday with showery weather and a cooling trend by Sunday. Saturday is looking overcast with light intermittent showers.  We will likely see 4-6 cm of fresh snow above 1600 meters on Sunday. A drying trend is forecasted for Monday, but short lived as more unsettled weather is expected for Tuesday.

    This mornings image.

    Low will push some moisture our way today.

    Brunt of the precipitation should arrive this afternoon.

    More moisture Saturday into Sunday.


Extreme Snowkiting: Ride Up Mountains

Out of control slide sans Skis: JunkinVideo

Spines, Powder, & Avalanches: Tanner Hall


Local Maxim Arsenault has been killed in a small avalanche in Alaska: Teton Gravity

What to do before venturing into the Colorado back country this Spring: TheGazette

Daily Melt Freeze Cycles: Spring Conditions

    Thursday afternoon.

    Lots of moisture in the Pacific.

    Big Picture.

    Inside the Denali Cabin.

    Melt is pouring out of the mountains.

    Cats have started plowing the road.

    Some breaks Thursday afternoon.

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