2 Apr 2014

April 2, 2014

    First light on Whistler Mountain, April 1, 2014.

    Some great textures in the am light yesterday.

    Debris from 2 days ago, from a cornice drop.

    Cornice drop off Decker over skin track from yesterday morning.                 Braden Douglas Photo

    Recent activity lookers right behind Spearhead Ridge.                                  Braden Douglas Photo

    Surface Hoar certainly liked the clear skies from March 31, 2014.

    Crusty Tracks.

    Serac Hole.

Weather Observations for April 2, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -8, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the S
2180 meters      -6, Winds were 20-25 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters      -6, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      -4, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the WSW
1650 meters      -5, No new snow, Base 277 cm
1550 meters      -3, No new snow, Base 222 cm
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temperature, Max Temp yest +12.3

For the forecast, the weak high pressure aloft will give us sunny skies this morning with increasing cloud in the afternoon, associated with a Northwesterly Flow. A weak low pressure system will move in for Thursday with light precipitation. A series of weak fronts will move through our zone for Friday through Sunday. A strong high pressure will start to build Sunday night and arrive for Monday through Tuesday with warm temperatures from an offshore flow and dry conditions will prevail. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Friday morning, 2-4 cm by Saturday morning, 4-6 cm by Sunday morning

Presently in the alpine we have clear skies with scattered cirrus cloud and unlimited visibility.

In the corridor size 1-2.5 avalanches from cornice drops were reported. Numerous size 1-2 wet loose avalanches on solar aspects.  Some size 1-2.5 slab avalanches Sr reported yesterday. Numerous size 1-sloughing on North aspects.

Federal Bureau takes over avalanche blast probe: Colorado

Video of avalanche aftermath at Sunshine: The Loop.ca

Rescuer's describe"massive waterfall of snow" that swept away skiers: Sunshine Village

French Alpine Club 2015 beacon tests: Pistehors.com

    Upright pin wheel.

    Sending it!!

    Looking South at around 13:00 Hrs April 1, 2014.

    Looking North at the same time.

    Think its the first time this year for this line in Blackcomb Bowl.

    Big drop off by Cougar Right.

Fissile on approach to summit Sr(10) size 2.5. Approx. 20 deg slope at initiation, west facing, shallow rocky terrain. Tigers still lurking...

Cheers, Dom

                                                                                                                            Dominic Balik Photo

                                                                                                                              Dominic Balik Photo

    Cornice drop on Ipsoot Ridge, Size 2.5 March 31, 2014.                                     Erik Graham Photo

                         Size 1.5 on Trorey, Na March 31, 2014                          Erik Graham Photo

    Skiing on the hill has been amazing, great snow and no people.

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