18 Apr 2013

Certainly a grey day yesterday, looking into the Brandywine area.

View from in behind Sproat Mountain.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -6, winds were 15-20 KPH from the E. At 1650 meters the temperature was -1, a trace of new snow  was recorded overnight. In the valley it was +4. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs this AM.

For the forecast we can expect cloudy skies, light precipitation this afternoon into this evening as a warm front moves through our area. There is a dirty ridge offshore which at times may give us unsettled conditions until Sunday with several frontal bands moving through our area. Friday will be mostly cloudy with a freezing level rising to 1900 m in the afternoon. Saturday will also be mostly cloudy with precip and freezing levels around 1600 m. Sunday expect a change to sunnier skies into early next week with drier conditions and warmer temperatures. Freezing level will begin to rise and spike at 2800 meters on Tuesday. Guesstimates 2-4 cm by Friday morning, 2 mil of rain at 1650 m by Saturday morning, 1-3 cm by Sunday morning.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Avalanche in Maroon Bowl Large Climax event: Aspen

Massive Avalanches in the Oisans, Amazing footage: France

Tignes and Val D'Isere cut off by avalanche: France

Army climbers help recover body on Alaskan Glacier: Anchorage

Search operations resumed in Gayari Sector: Siachen Glacier

Remained cloudy for the whole day.

Satellite picture looks cloudy.

More on the way especially if it switches to a westerly flow.