3 Apr 2016

April 3, 2016

    A bit of colour Saturday morning.

    Firm conditions early Saturday April 2, 2016.

    Broken cloud in the morning.

    Snow has been falling off many different features.

   Cloudier as the day progressed.

    Later in the afternoon.

    Evening light.

    Just before sundown.

Weather Observations for April 3, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -1, Winds were 15-20 KPH S   --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -1, Winds were 20-25 KPH S   --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters    +1, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Rendevous
1835 meters    +2, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Roundhouse 
1650 meters    +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 295 cm Base, RH 80%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 231 cm Base, RH 79%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +17.3. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the approaching front has stalled and will arrive later in the day. Unsettled weather for today with a mix of sun and cloud this morning, becoming cloudier in the afternoon with the chance of some rain showers. The FL will likely top out at around 2400 meters today. The cold front will bring cooler temperatures to the area by tomorrow with the FL hovering in the 1500 meter range.
The front will also bring moderate winds to the alpine.  A trailing trough will bring unsettled conditions for Tuesday morning before a weak warm front pushes through into Wednesday morning. The ridge will begin to build with a mix of sun and cloud by Wednesday afternoon with a rapidly rising FL. Thursday and Friday will see the ridge strengthen with the FL topping out at around 3600 meters. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Monday morning above 1800 meters, 5-10 cm by Tuesday morning above 1200 meters, 0-2 cm by Wednesday morning above 1200 meters.

    Front has stalled slightly, now arriving later in the day.

    Front will arrive later this afternoon.

    Cold front pushes through into Monday morning.

    Warm front for Tuesday.

    High pressure back by Thursday.


The Spring Snowpack: Powder 2014

Tahoe Backcountry policy under review: California

What is snowpack?: AlbertaWater

    09:00 Hours Saturday morning

    Later Sunday afternoon.

    Large chunk out of Pakalolo.

    Still many fragile cornices out there.

    West Bowl Saturday afternoon.

    Some dark clouds around Saturday evening.

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