19 Apr 2014

April 19, 2014

    Avalanche on Mount Everest has killed at least 15 people, story and video in the article section.

Avalanche on Fissile, Banana Chute the skier's left wall north facing, trigger after a ski cut no one caught it was around 2 pm yesterday. 18 April, 2014 Observed as a size 2 Sc from Blackcomb Patrol.  Vincent Photo.

    Great looking morning, April 18, 2014.

    Snow line yesterday morning was just above 1000 meters.

    Avalanche control on Whistler yesterday morning produced many results in Flute Bowl.

    Skier in yesterdays qualifier for Slope Style.

Weather observations for April 19, 2014, taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 35-55 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -4, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the S
1835 meters      -3, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters      -2, No new snow, Base 242 cm
1550 meters      -2, No new snow, Base 191 cm
  660 meters     +2, Valley Temperature, 1.6 mm of precip yesterday, +10.2 max temp yest.

For the forecast, a Southwesterly flow with an associated  cold front is expected to pass through our area today into this evening. We will see light snowfall for the day light hours, ramping up to moderate snowfall for this evening. Cloud deck is already spreading into the corridor.  Sunday looks mostly cloudy, with the chance of some flurries, as weak upper ridge builds bringing unsettled conditions. A warmer frontal system moves in for Monday with elevated freezing  levels (1900 meters) and light precipitation. Tuesday is also cloudy with light precipitation and freezing levels fluctuating from 1600 meters to 1000 meters as a cool upper level trough pushes through. Guesstimates 8-10 cm by Sunday morning, possible flurries for Sunday, rain on Monday changing to snow very early on Tuesday morning, 3-5 cm on Wednesday morning.

   As of 07:00 hrs we have obscured skies, limited visibility and it is snowing .

   Several Sa and Sc yesterday outside the ski area up to Size 2.

   Warm and wet for Monday.

    Yesterday mornings satellite image taken at 08:30 Hrs.

    More clouds in the afternoon! Image from 15:15 hours, April 18, 2014.

At least 13 Dead and 4 missing after avalanche on Mount Everest: Update

Conditions Outlook April 18-25, 2014: CAC Forecasters Blog

Video of Avalanche on Mount Everest: You Tube

Whistler SAR is looking for new members: Link to membership information

Everest Update from Katmandu: 15 confirmed dead

    More shots of yesterdays competition!

    Unsettled by days end, lots of great looking Nimbus Clouds yesterday but just the occasional flurry.

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