24 Apr 2016

April 24, 2016

   Sunday morning, April 24, 2016--A dusting of fresh snow at 1835 meters.

    There were a few sucker holes on Saturday above the valley.

    Saturday afternoon, some visibility issues.

    Rain moving up the Squamish valley Saturday afternoon.

    Tantalus Range Saturday afternoon.

    Rain clouds in the afternoon.

    Just before sunset Saturday evening.

Weather Observations for April 24, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -4, Winds were  20-30 KPH S   --Horstman Hut
1860 meters       -2, Winds were  15-25 KPH SE --Rendevous
1550 meters        0, 2 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 192 cm Base, RH 99%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +14.0. 1.5 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is snowing lightly.

For the forecast, an upper level trough will bring cool showery weather to our zone in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The FL will drop to below 1400 meters tonight.  A weak ridge builds for Monday into Tuesday with unsettled conditions. A weak front moves onshore Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with cloudy conditions, but relatively dry. The high pressure builds again for Wednesday night with unsettled spring conditions slated for the remainder of the week. Thursday has the potential of being a sunny day. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm in the alpine by Monday morning.

    IR image from this am at 06:00. Looks to be drier by this afternoon.

    Flow for Sunday into Monday.

    Low will bring moisture to the area today, improving later in the day.

    High pressure builds for Monday from the West.

    High again for Tuesday with a weak short lived  front which will weaken before its arrival Wed.


An introduction to the North American Avalanche Danger Scale: National Avalanche Center

Arctic Man draws slednecks to Remote Alaska: "Burning Man's cold-ass brother"

    Image from Saturday morning.

    Not much change at 13:30 Hours, Saturday.

    Big low in the Gulf of Alaska.

    Big picture Saturday afternoon.

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