3 Apr 2017

April 3, 2017


    Locally, not much activity-Sc produced minimal Sz 1 stm Sls 0-40 cm stubborn pockets.

    Fracture line from Na slab avalanche on Friday night. Observed Saturday morning.


    Unsettled Sunday morning, April 2, 2017.

    5 cm of new snow.

    Did get cloudier as the morning progressed, with power flurries and graupel.

    Some nice snow to be had in Blackcomb Glacier.

    Sunday morning.

    Mostly overcast by noon.

    DC Hit and Run event on Blackcomb Sunday, Snowboarding event.

    Looking fast!!

    Big air.

    Just jump the pipe.

    Sunday afternoon.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.

    Lots of convective activity on Sunday.

    Nice snow in West Bowl Sunday afternoon.

   M ount Currie late Sunday afternoon.

Weather Observations for April 3, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -11, Winds were 5-10 KPH NE --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters    -10, Winds were 5-10 KPH NW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -9, Winds were 5-10 KPH E    --Rendevous
1835 meters      -9, Winds were   0-5 KPH S    --Roundhouse
1650 meters      -9, 0 cm of new snow, trace in 24 hrs, 338 cm Base, RH 92%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -8, 0 cm of new snow, trace in 24 hrs, 257 cm Base, RH 91%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters      -4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.6, 0.9 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


Dry sunny weather for most of the day, as an upper level ridge moves over our zone in a Northerly flow aloft. We will likely see some clouds filter in from the approaching front by tonight. The FL will spike to about 1400 meters by this afternoon, dropping back down to surface by tonight. Tuesday will see unsettled weather in the morning with increasing cloud cover during the afternoon, with a slow moving cold front arriving in the evening. Wednesday will be overcast with light to moderate precipitation and moderate winds. The front will weaken and slowly push through on Thursday.
Guesstimates: 2-6 cm by Wednesday morning, 20-30 cm by Thursday morning, 8-12 cm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image for this am, looking clear with the next front approaching for Tuesday.

    High pressure strengthens for today with mostly sunny conditions.

     Frontal passage later on Tuesday, should be unsettled in the morning with increasing cloud cover.

    Low will send a series of fronts our way later in the week. Wednesday is looking juicy.

   Weak warm front for Saturday.

    Weak front for Sunday as well.


    Snow conditions were quite nice on Sunday.

    Graupel storm with all the convective activity.

April 2 at 2:09pm

Hey so Whistler/Vail offered me a backcountry only pass for next season yesterday!! $299+ tax. It gives you single lift access to the backcountry on either Whistler or Blackcomb! Super stoked on this! Apparently passes are limited so call them now if you're keen!!

    Serious riming.

    Be careful in the bowls, lots of cornice debris.

    Wet slide from Saturday.

    There is a temperature crust out there.

    Excavator is slowly disappearing.


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