15 Apr 2017

April 15, 2017


    Locally, some Sz 1's with Sc on steep lee terrain, mostly 10-20 cm with pockets up to 40 cm.


    Some broken cloud early Friday morning April 14, 2017.

    Winter snow conditions at 2240 meters.

    Overcast later in the morning.

    Snow showers, 2cm recorded at 1550 meters from 06:00 Hrs to 14:00 Hrs.

    Lots of events on the mountain yesterday.

    Friday morning.

    Got brighter at around 14:00 Hrs.

    Overcast with periods of better light.

    Valley cloud did move around with periods of poor visibility.

    Some holes later in the day.

Weather Observations for April 15, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 20-30 KPH S--Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -7, Winds were 25-30 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters      -5, Winds were 15-30 KPH S--Roundhouse
1650 meters      -4, 4 cm of new snow, 4 cm in 24 hrs, 363 cm Base, RH 91%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -4, 3 cm of new snow, 5 cm in 24 hrs, 268 cm Base, RH 95%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +8.4, 1.8 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud, unlimited visibility and it is snowing lightly.


A weakening low pressure system off the coast continues to send moist frontal bands our way in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The weak upper level ridge will eventually bring unsettled conditions to the area later in the day. Overcast skies with periods of light precipitaion will be around for most of the day with the FL rising to 1400 meters and dropping back to 800 meters this evening. The ridge strengthens on Sunday, but there will be some lingering cloud as well with the FL rising to 1800 meters with daytime warming. A low pressure to the South will bring overcast skies to the area Sunday night with a series of frontal bands heading our way for next week. It truly is the winter that keeps on giving!!
Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Sunday morning, 0 cm for Monday morning, 5-10 cm for Tuesday morning, 8-12 cm for Wednesday morning, 8-12 cm for Thursdasy morning.

   GOES IR image from this am.

   Overcast with periodic precipitation, improving later in the day.

    High pressure builds for Sunday with some lingering cloud.

   More precipitaion Monday into Tuesday.


    Alpine terrain was the place to be on Friday.

    Event staff had a big day.

   Slush Cup Lower Davies Dervish.

   The twisted tea helped getting the participitants ready for the cold water.


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