3 Apr 2013

Wet snow avalanche Mount Currie April 1, 2013 +9 at 6000 Ft Southern Aspect: Andrew Murdock Photo

 Lots of clouds around yesterday morning.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -3, winds were 5-15 KPH from the ESE. At 1650 meters the temperature was 0, no new snow was recorded there over night.  In the valley it was +4. Observations
taken at 06:00 Hrs this AM.

For the forecast, a westerly flow aloft with a period of weak ridging will give us some unsettled weather for today into Thursday afternoon. Then a series of frontal bands will give us precipitation through Saturday. The models are in disagreement after that so more on that later. It is possible for the fronts to continue into early next week. Guesstimates 10-15 cm by Friday Morning, 3-5 during the day, 8-10 cm by Saturday morning, 4-6 during the day

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Avalanche blocks road: England

3 Injured in European Avalanches: France

Snow in Ireland and England causing problems: Destroyed Flocks

Avalanche Advisory-South Coast-Inland: CAC

Temperature records broken in Whistler last weekend: The Pique

There were some blue moments yesterday!

A dog handler certifying on Whistler Mountain.

Looks like some wet slides on the morraine at the end of the Fitzsimmons Valley.

Some dark clouds at the end of the day did give us some rain showers.

16 people at the Shudder Tremor Col last Friday, a busy place!! Jen McGuinness Photo