28 Apr 2016

April 28, 2016

    Early Wednesday morning April 27, 2016.

    Skiing was very good in the morning, soft and fast.

    Some recent avalanche activity on Fissile.

    Unsettled in the morning.

    Convective activity by the afternoon.

    Overcast later in the afternoon with scattered showers.

    Overcast by 17:30 Hours.

Weather Observations for April 28, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       0, Winds were  5-10 KPH SE   --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +2, Winds were    0-5 KPH ESE --Rendevous
1550 meters     +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 186 cm Base, RH 82%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +16.1. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, unsettled weather for today as the remnants of the split trough exit the area in a Westerly flow with a weak ridge bringing sunny breaks later this morning/afternoon. The FL for today will hover in the 2400 meter range and there is a good chance of some isolated intermittent showers.  A weak cold front will arrive this evening with intermittent light precipitation into Friday, with a FL hovering around 2000 meters.  An upper level ridge builds for Saturday with some cloud in the mix, strengthening for Sunday with the FL in the 3000+ meter range. The ridge is forecasted to break down by Monday night but there are discrepancies in the models so more on that in a couple of days.

    High cloud with some sunny breaks for today.

    Weak ridge before the front arrives tonight.

    Front pushes through on Friday with some periods of light precipitation.

    Front moves through by Friday night.

    High pressure begins to build for Saturday.

    High strengthens by Saturday night.

    High pressure strengthens for Sunday.

   As of now there is some precipitation coming Tuesday/Wednesday.


Rising Temperatures damaging Mt Everest beyond Recognition: Weather Channel

Recco: Epic TV

A very Lucky Ski Season comes to an end: Crystal Mountain

    06:30 Hours Wednesday morning.

    This picture from same time frame as image above.

    16:30 Hours Wednesday afternoon.

    This image taken in same time frame as image above.

   16:30 Hours.

    Really big picture Wednesday

    Mount Sir Richard with some recent activity.

    Some dark clouds Wednesday afternoon.

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