26 Apr 2016

April 26, 2016

    Sunrise Tuesday April 26, 2016--05:56 Hours.

    08:00 Hours Monday April 25, 2016. Ridge building as the upper trough exits the area.

    Valley cloud began to dissipate and lift as the morning progressed.

    Blackcomb still has 35 days of skiing left. Awesome Monday morning.

    Fresh snow on Mount Currie.

    Convective clouds in the area Monday.

Weather Observations for April 26, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       -6, Winds were  10-15 KPH S     --Horstman Hut
1860 meters       -3, Winds were    5-10 KPH ESE --Rendevous
1550 meters       -1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 188 cm Base, RH 91%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +13.6. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, the ridge is being pushed out quickly by the approaching weak upper level trough. The upper flow will shift from Northerly to Southerly with the FL reaching around the 2000 meter mark. There is a chance light intermittent rain by sometime this afternoon but the core of the system should move South of our zone, leaving a relatively dry air mass. The front will continue into Wednesday morning with unsettled conditions by the afternoon. Thursday a weak ridge rebuilds, bringing unsettled weather to the area. Yet another weak upper level trough is forecasted for Thursday night into Friday with light precipitation and overcast skies, The Ridge rebuilds again for Saturday into Sunday.

    Could see some light precipitation this afternoon.

    Upper level ridge will weaken today allowing weak upper trough into our zone.

    Light rain for Wednesday morning becoming unsettled in the afternoon.

    Flow will switch from Northwesterly to Southerly, today.

    Weak ridge rebuilds for Thursday with unsettled weather.

    Unsettled weather for the weekend.


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    Satellite image Monday morning at 08:45 Hrs.

    Image from late in the afternoon on Monday.

    Big picture.

    Unsettled Monday morning.

    Whistler with some lifting cloud.

   There were some isolated showers out of some of the cloud Monday afternoon.

    Pileated woodpecker on the Pemberton Golf Course.

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