16 Apr 2013

    There were some awesome looking clouds first light yesterday morning.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -10, winds were 15-30 KPH from the NNE. At 1650 meters the temperature was -6. No new snow recorded there over night. In the valley it was -3. Observations taken at 06:00 Hrs this Am. Winds at the peak of Whistler were 20-50 KPH from the N.

For the forecast a weak ridge of high pressure will bring mostly sunny skies to the area today, clouds will develop in the afternoon with a slight chance of a flurry. The dry northerly flow associated with the upper level ridge will continue into Wednesday morning before a weak dry front approaches Wednesday afternoon with more flurries expected. Light snow forecasted for Thursday with unsettled conditions prevailing into Saturday. Guesstimates Today Slight chance of a flurry, Wednesday flurries in the afternoon, Thursday light snow in the evening 1-2 cm, Friday 4 mm of precip.

Freezing levels will rise to 1500 m today fluctuating until Friday when they could reach 2000 m.

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Three people buried in an avalanche in Kashmir Area: India

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Search and Rescue Team must wait to recover missing man: Cascade Mountains

Spring Avalanches take their toll: France

Farmers pick up the pieces after snow wipes out thousands of animals: Northern Ireland

    Blue sky on one side of the valley and rain on the other.

    West Couloir looks like it is filled in.