8 Apr 2017

April 8, 2017


   AC on WB yesterday-Sz 1-1.5 ssl 5-20 cm. A few Na cornice drops.

    Update on the avalanche in Kashmir, story in article section.                                             Net Pic


    Snowline was down to 800 meters Friday morning, April 7, 2017.

    Snowing at 1860 meters in the am.

    Nice turns to be had early Friday.

    A few sucker holes went through in the morning.

    Nice break with some blue at around 10:45.

    Friday Morning. Just before the holes moved through.

    Visibility difficult at times in the alpine.

    Strong winds in the afternoon with blowing snow causing poor visibility.

    Very windy in the alpine, 86 KPH at 13:30 Hours. 7 Th Heaven closed early.

    Big picture Friday afternoon.

    Snowing and blowing at 2240 meters.

    On sweep 17:15 hrs.

    Cornice growth Friday was incredible.

Weather Observations for April 8, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 20-50 KPH S   --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 40-65 KPH S   --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 20-40 KPH S   --Rendevous
1835 meters      -4, Winds were 20-50 KPH SE--Roundhouse
1650 meters      -3, 9 cm of new snow, 14 cm in 24 hrs, 363 cm Base, RH 85%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -2, 7 cm of new snow, 11 cm in 24 hrs, 268 cm Base, RH 96%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.1, 4.2 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies and variable visibility.


A weak upper trough will bring  snow flurries for today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The Fl may spike to 1400 meters but could hover in the 1200 meter zone. A weak flat ridge of high presure will bring unsettled weather to the zone for Sunday. A weak front will likely come onshore for Sunday night into Monday with overcast skies and snow flurries.Tuesday is looking unsettled at this time with another front moving in for Wednesday.
Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Sunday morning, trace-1 cm by Monday morning, 2-6 cm by Tuesday morning.

   GOES IR image this am.

   Overcast and light snow on Saturday.

    Unsettled on Sunday. Flat upper level ridge.

   Overcast with flurries for Monday.

   Tuesday into early Wednesday. Unsettled Tuesday, questionable Wednesday.


   Fragile wind lip.

   Wind affect.

   Cornices continue to grow and become fragile.

   Warming at 1800 meters around noon with some snow balling.


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