22 Apr 2014

April 22, 2014

    Visibility yesterday went from variable to obscured. Peak to Peak closed until May 24, 2014.

    At times entrance to Whistler Bowl was challenging, closing day..

    Freezing level went to around 2300 meters yesterday at noon.

    Moist layer in the alpine

                                Clouds became much thinner near the end of the Ski Day.

    Melt freeze art under a cornice.

Weather observations for April 22, 2014; taken at 06:00 Hrs.

2240 meters      -5, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the WSW
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the S
1550 meters      -1, 4 cm of new snow, 8 cm in 24 hours, Base 198 cm
  660 meters     +4, Valley Temperature, 5.6 mm of precip yesterday, Max Temp test +7.7

For the forecast, cool and wet weather in a Southerly flow for today as an upper trough , with cloudy skies and light intermittent precipitation moves through our zone. The very weak high pressure trying to establish itself will likely influence us by later today.  Wednesday is still looking unsettled but fairly cloudy. Another front is expected for Thursday with more light precipitation in a cool and unstable airmass.  Guesstimates: trace-2 cm by Wednesday morning, 1-3 cm by Thursday morning, 3-5 cm by Friday morning.

    As of 07:00 hrs in the alpine we have overcast skies with variable visibility.

Yesterday produced numerous size 1 ssl Sc and wet loose size 1's. Pockets of 1.5 ssl in lee terrain at ridge tops. Cornices are very touchy.

Operating hours on Blackcomb for the remainder of the season are from 10:00 to 16:00 Hours.

Access from April 22-April 25 will be via Excalibur Gondola!

    Low moving East on Early Wednesday, but another forming in Alaska.

                   System out in the Pacific is moving in our direction for Thursday, may go South.

    Still lots happening in the Aleutians.

After Everest Disaster, Sherpa's contemplate strike: The New York Times

'Everest Jump Live" cancelled after tragedy: Above Top Secret

Nepal Sherpas demand compensation for their comrade's: DW

Cable Riding while Speed Kiting: Just when you wonder what will be next??

Nepal tries to avert Sherpa strike on Everest: Global News

    Amazing melt freeze wind effect ice features under a cornice.

    That's a lot of signs per square foot.

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