15 Apr 2013

    Yesterday morning looking to the North

    View to the West.

   The cold temperatures and clear night formed some great looking surface hoar.

At 2240 meters the temperature was -9, winds were 15-30 KPH from the E. At 1650 meters the temperature was -5, 1 cm of new snow was recorded over night. In the valley it was -2. Observations taken at 06:00 hrs this AM. At 1860 meters the winds were from the N at 20-40 KPH.  Freezing level should rise to 1550 meters today. For the week FL will fluctuate from 900 meters to 1800 meters.

For the forecast the upper level trough has moved east allowing for unsettled weather for today with clouds and sun.  A weak upper ridge building into the area will bring mostly sunny skies tomorrow and unsettled conditions for Wednesday. Another weak front approaches on Thursday into Friday but it should be fairly dry. For the weekend another weak ridge should bring us mostly unsettled weather.
Guesstimates Wednesday Flurries, Thursday 1-2 cm, Friday 2-4 cm, Saturday Flurries

For the local updated avalanche advisory: Blackcomb Snow Safety

Woman dies in Cascade Avalanches, Search suspended for missing man: Seattle Times

Search for missing man to resume today: Cascade Mountains

Deadly Valais avalanches claim three victims: Switzerland

Four skiers die in French Alps Avalanches: France

9-year-old boy feared dead after falling into a crevasse: Fairbanks, Alaska

    A lot of effort for a couple of turns!!

    The clouds did get thicker as the day progressed.

    Lots of people where heading into the back country.