11 Apr 2015

April 11, 2015

    Austrian Avalanche takes the life of a German Snowboarder. Story in article section.     Net Pic


    08:00 Hours Friday April 10, 2015.

    Some breaks early Friday morning.

    Green Lake early Friday morning.

    Just before noon on Friday.

    Raining in the valley at 17:00 Hours.

    Snowing at 18:00 Hours at 1835 meters. Temperature -3 winds were 20-40 SE.


Weather Observations for April 11, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -10, Winds were 30-55 KPH from the S
2180 meters     - 9, Winds were 40-60 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters      -9, Winds were 15-30 KPH from the SE
1835 meters      -7, Winds were 20-40 KPH from the SW
1650 meters      -6, 14 cm of new snow, 18 cm in 24 hours,  Base 200 cm
1550 meters      -5, 15 cm of new snow,  Base 150 cm, Relative Humidity 91%. 
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.1, 3.0 mm recorded there on Friday.

    Sunrise this morning was at 06:28, sunset is at 19:58. Gaining 4 minutes of daylight per day.

   As of 07:00 Hours this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility. Snowing very lightly.


Winds at 2240 meters maxed out at 100 KPH at 16:30 Hours yesterday. After midnight the winds began to ramp down from Max of 85 KPH to 40-60 KPH from the SSE-S. At this time the sky is obscured at 2240 meters.  Likely dry loose snow, POW Day.


For the forecast, low pressure aloft associated with an upper trough in a Westerly flow will bring mostly cloudy conditions with showery weather to the area for today.The freezing level will rise to 1000 meters during the day and drop down to near surface this evening. High pressure aloft will also become part of the mix this evening with breaks in the cloud into Sunday morning. Sunday at this time looks a bit drier than Saturday with the FL rising to 1200 meters but expect mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon and the occasional shower. A weaker cold front moves onshore for Monday with light to moderate precipitation. The FL will rise to 1200 meters during the day and drop to surface by Monday night. A weak upper ridge will also bring unsettled conditions Monday evening into Tuesday morning with some breaks and lingering isolated showers. Wednesday at this time is looking mostly cloudy and by the middle of the weak the FL will hover around 1400 meters.  Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Sunday morning (10-12 possible), 2-4 cm by Monday morning, 15-17 cm by Tuesday morning.


    Cold front has moved East, will see cool showery weather for today with some breaks.

    Some breaks by this evening.

    Drier with breaks on Sunday morning.

     Surface high builds South of our zone on Sunday. Still cloudy with the low to the Northwest.


    Deep low will move down the coast Monday.

    Light to moderate precipitation for Monday.

    NAM has a cold front moving through on Monday.

    Cold front on Monday will bring more snow to the valley.



ARTICLES:

Skier buried in K-Country Slide: April 6, 2015

Avalanche in Kappl Austria kills a snowboarder: Austria

Family and friends gather to honour Robson Gmoser: Banff, Alberta

Avalanche-hit Glacial lake bursts in Garkha: Nepal

Vanishing glaciers force Albertans to reassess their water use: WeatherChannel

North Rockies Report--April 9, 2015: Avalanche Canada



    Early Friday morning.

    Noon Friday, April 10 Th. Rain in the valley, snow at 1835 meters (-1 20-40 KPH from the SE)

    Crystal Zone before the clouds moved in.

    Wedge Friday morning, light snow showers were moving through the valley.

    Vulcan space ships.

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