5 Apr 2013

Looking north the front was evident yesterday morning!!

Precipitation started around 11:00 Hrs yesterday morning.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -3, winds were 30-55 KPH from the ESE. At 1650 meters the temperature was +1, no new snow was recorded there this morning. In the valley it was +6. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs this AM.

Freezing levels have been high, there is some fresh snow in the alpine, 5-10 cm.

For the forecast, a series of fronts will bring  precipitation to our area in waves with the freezing level fluctuating from 1800 meters today, dropping to 950 meters Saturday night. For the next 5 days the freezing level should vary from 1000 meters to 1750 meters. So far Monday looks to be the driest day.
Guesstimates in the alpine: Today 3-5, Saturday by 14:30 10-15, Sunday 3-5 cm, Monday no snow, Tuesday 1-3 cm

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

New Snow Village to open this fall in Saudi Arabia: Planetski

Castell Dinas Bran "Avalanche" prompts alert: North East Wales

A compilation of skiers getting caught in wet snow avalanches: You Tube


Even with the weather skiers are still having fun.

Looking out from a snowcat.

                      Cassiope on the Duffy

Not much to report but the typical big spring avi cycle is at hand. Estimated size 3 on the approach to the above. Careful out there. Thanks Wayne

Mike G. 

Yesterday afternoon, looks thick.

More of the same coming our way!