7 Apr 2017

April 7, 2017


    Three soldiers killed after avalanche in Ladakh. Story in article section.                         Net pic

    AC on WB produced num Sz 1 ssl Xe Sc in H2D. Touchy 5-25 cm in Alp and at treeline.


    Thursday morning April 6, 2017.  Snowing at 07:50 hrs.

    Snow in the alpine was nice!!

    Nice turns to be had on Hugh's Heaven.

    Spring skiing conditions in the valley.

    Cloudy pretty much all day with periods of snow.

    Thursday Morning

    A break in the cloud later in the afternoon.

    Sun was just about out.

    Patch of Blue at days end.

Weather Observations for April 7, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -3, Winds were 25-50 KPH E   --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -4, Winds were 30-60 KPH NE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -1, Winds were 15-30 KPH E  --Rendevous
1835 meters      -3, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE--Roundhouse
1650 meters      -3, 3 cm of new snow, 12 cm in 24 hrs, 357 cm Base, RH 97%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -2, 2 cm of new snow, 10 cm in 24 hrs, 262 cm Base, RH 97%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +5.1, 6.7 mm of Precip recorded yest

Only 70.5 hours of sunshine recorded in Vancouver for the Month off March. New record.

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.


A deep low off the coast will bring warm, wet, & windy weather to the area today in a Southerly flow aloft. The FL will likely spike at 1600 meters dropping back to 1200 meters tonight. A series of frontal bands will bring snow to the alpine and treeline into Monday. The FL after today will fluctuate from 1500 to 800 meters over this time period. A weak ridge will begin to build for Tuesday with unsettled weather. Wednesday is looking like the nicest day next week.
Guesstimates: 15-25 cm by Saturday morning, 10-20 cm by Sunday morning, trace to 2 cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image for this am.

    Deep low off the coast will bring wet and windy weather for today.

    Low moves up the coast into Saturday.

    Cloudy but dry Sunday with a strong impulse Sunday night.

    More snow on Monday.


    Snow line was at around 1200 meters on Thursday morning.

    No one home!!

    Catskinner weather plot had 8 cm of snow from 06:30 to 14:30 Hrs. Base 266 cm.

    Some large drifts forming Thursday.

    Drifting snow.

    Snowing at 2240 meters.

    Moist snow on the signs. -1 at 2240 meters.


Skier triggered avalanche: Tuckerman Ravine, NH

2017 Speed Skiing Final: 251.397 KPH

Speed riding over rooftops: Valentin Delluc

Shredding the worlds biggest sand dunes: Peru

Avalanche control at Laax: Switzerland


Three soldiers killed after avalanche in Ladakh: Northern India

Snow Avalanche kills two in Chikar Village: Chitral, Pakistan

YamaFest 2017:Boulder Mountain

Major wind storm heading for the Pacific Northwest: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Unravelling the mystery of snowflakes: Phys.Org

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