26 Apr 2013

Apr 26, 2013

Thanks to Barry Wood for sharing this image of an avalanche off Atwell:

Hi Wayne,
Was hiking out from trail building in the Diamond Head area above Squamish this afternoon (April 25) and saw this slide coming off Atwell.  Photo's from a point and shoot so not the best quality.

Sun and wind formed this cool pattern in the snow.

A different view of Rainbow Mountain.

At 2240 meters the temperature was 0, winds were 25-35 KPH from the SSE. At 1550 meters the temperature was +4.5, no new snow overnight. In the valley it is +2. Observations taken at 06:00 hrs this AM.

For the forecast will see the upper level ridge break down bringing more clouds to the area by the afternoon. Possibility of some light rain later today from a strong westerly flow. A cold front will arrive for Saturday and quickly exit the area by Sunday morning. Another front should pass through Sunday afternoon with strong winds and snow. A trough will bring unsettled conditions into Monday. The High pressure will reestablish itself for Tuesday into Wednesday. Guesstimates Saturday 8-10 cm by the end of the day, Sunday Lt snow in the afternoon expect 5-8 cm by Monday morning. Freezing levels 2300 meters today, 1400-1600 m Saturday, 1200 m Sunday, 1000 m Monday.

For the local updated avalanche advisory:  Blackcomb Snow Safety

There have been an unimaginable number of articles published recently about the unfortunate event in Colorado, I have posted a few but like the realism of this one: The Princess's Palate

On working and learning together: Friends of Berthaud Pass

1 missing, 6 injured on Srinagar-Leh Road Avalanche: India

New "smart" ski goggles tested in France: Switzerland

View from behind Sproat Mtn.

Castle Towers.

Satellite picture from yesterday afternoon.