6 Apr 2016

April 6, 2016

    Update on the avalanche death at Summit Lake, Alaska-story in article section below.    Net Pic

    Early Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016.

    Marine clouds oozed into the valley.

    Glazed look Tuesday morning at 2260 meters.

    Blowing with light snow at 17:00 Hours.

Weather Observations for April 6, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -2, Winds were 20-30 KPH S       --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -2, Winds were 30-40 KPH SSW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters      0, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE    --Rendevous
1835 meters      0, Winds were 15-30 KPH S       --Roundhouse 
1650 meters    +1, 2 cm of new snow, 2 cm in 24 hrs, 292 cm Base, RH 100%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      0, 2 cm of new snow, 2 cm in 24 hrs, 230 cm Base, RH 100%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was + mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 06:30 Hrs we have overcast skies & variable visibility.

For the forecast, a strong upper level ridge will begin to build South of our zone today and gradually push out any lingering cloud. Expect light precipitation this morning, becoming unsettled as the morning progresses with some clearing later in the day in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will rise to  3400 meters by days end.The ridge will strengthen for Thursday with the FL possibly going as high as 3700 meters.  The ridge will gradually shift Eastward on Friday allowing some cloud into the zone from an onshore flow with a moist air mass. There is not a lot of confidence in the forecast for the weekend & beyond, but as of now it looks like the ridge rebuilds for Saturday with the FL dropping slightly from the 3000 + range to around 2600 meters. Sunday is looking unsettled with some light spotty precipitation and FL slightly above the local peaks. Standby!!

    Cloudy this morning, unsettled  this afternoon. High building later in the day.

    Northwesterly flow on Thursday.

    High strengthens for Thursday.

    Might be unsettled for Sunday.


Surviving the Spoon: Jackson Hole

Military report recommends more avalanche training and gear: Canadian Armed Forces

Update on the avalanche that happened at Summit Lake: Alaska

"The snow was so good I couldn't STOP": ShredHood

    10:00 Hours Tuesday morning

    12:45 Hours on Tuesday, some moisture being drawn from Hawaii.

    12:30 Hours, big picture Tuesday.

    Perfect rimeing conditions on Tuesday.

    Off for a night of grooming.

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