4 May 2013

May 4, 2013

Another amazing day yesterday, not much crust recovery so the skiing changed quickly.

There were a few clouds to the North East.

At 2240 meters the temperature was +4, winds were 10-20 KPH NNE. At 1550 meters the temperature was +8, no new snow to report there overnight, with a 185 cm base. In the valley it was +3. Observations taken at 07:00 Hrs.

For the forecast the ridge of high pressure is forming a Rex Block Pattern. Sun and warn temperatures will continue into next week. An onshore flow may change the forecast for Tuesday, more on that tomorrow.

The Avalanche Review: American Avalanche Association

Canada Science and Technology museum acquire the first instruments of snow science: Ottawa

Winter snow, Summer warmth mean avalanche threat: NWAC

Avalanche in French Alps: one skier killed: Savoie, France

Pay attention to the new signs you will be seeing on Blackcomb.

As of Monday there is lots of terrain that will be closed.

Horstman Hut View

On the coast for a couple of days, if the warm weather brings an avalanche cycle please forward some pictures.

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