6 Apr 2013

At times yesterday it was snowing hard above 1700 meters.

And at times the visibility was good.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -4, winds were 40-65 KPH from the ESE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -1, 10 cm of new snow was recorded there over night. In the valley it was +3. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs this AM. Winds were as high as 80 KPH from the south at the peak on Whistler.

For the forecast, another front will go through our area this morning with moderate precipitation easing off to light precipitation later this morning. There is a chance of a few breaks this afternoon as an upper trough pushes through. Another front is expected for this evening. Sunday looks mostly cloudy with little precipitation before a short lived ridge of high pressure enters our area for Monday. A series of weak fronts will pass through Tuesday into Wednesday. The models are hard to read with the fluctuating freezing levels so precip amounts are hard to nail down. Guesstimates for today 4-6 cm, 2-4 cm for Sunday morning, Flurries for Tuesday, light snow for Wednesday.

For the updated local avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Washington snowpack 112 percent, best in west: Summer water outlook

British Ski Instructor arrested in France for teaching skiing: The Telegraph

Avalanche swipes 4 Bulgarian climbers off Vihern North Wall: Pirin Mountains

There were some good turns to be had in the alpine.

Even just below the tree line there was 10-15 cm of new snow yesterday.

The lower mountain cloud band was at about 1650 meters.

The bottom side of that cloud band was at around 1250 meters.