26 Apr 2014

April 26, 2014

    Great morning Friday, Nc in Whistler Bowl.

    Convective activity in the morning, April 25, 2014, precipitating on Rainbow.

    Surface Hoar on Horstman Glacier.

    Wind Lip on Blackcomb Glacier has reformed for some serious air time.

    Lots of folk out touring on Friday. Great skin and walking tracks.

Weather observations for April 26, 2014; taken at 06:00 hrs.

2240 meters      -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the S
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the SSE
1550 meters      -2, No new snow, trace in 24 hours,  Base 192 cm
  660 meters       0, Valley Temperature, Max Temp Yest was +12.5

For the forecast, breaks last night with a very starry sky, expect cloudy skies today as an upper trough moves East allowing a cold front to move into our zone this evening, bringing light precipitation to the area in a Southwest flow aloft. The front will move through by Monday morning with unsettled conditions as a weak upper ridge builds off the coast. Possible for some isolated flurries on Monday. The ridge strengthens for Tuesday with some cloud but mostly sunny. Wednesday is looking like a blue bird day, this trend moves into Thursday. Guesstimates: Trace to 2 by Sunday morning, 4-6 cm by Monday morning.  Freezing levels will hover around 1000-1400 meters into Monday, then slowly increase to 3500 meters by Wednesday.

   As of 07:00 hrs we have broken cloud with unlimited visibility.

    Satellite image from Yesterday morning at 08:00 hrs.

    Picture looking South West at the same time.

DOT worker rescued from avalanche near Chinook Pass: Washington State

Building a snow cave: Rugged Fellows

To Duck the Rope or Not to Duck: SnowBrains

New Zealand winter approaching: Cardrona

Injured Sherpa explains why he will never climb Everest again: KQED News

Conditions Outlook, April 25-May 2, 2014: CAC Forecasters Blog

Spring Conditions Scenario Series: CAC Forecasters Blog

    Angry Cumulus Nimbus.

    Shredding Husume.

    Looking North yesterday morning.

    Looking Southwest.

    Nice snow in the Blow Hole.

    Nc size 1 on Whistler. (Natural Cornice Release)

    Graupel from convective activity in the afternoon, April 25, 2014.

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