16 Apr 2015

April 16, 2015

    Sunrise Wednesday April 15, 2015. Officially at 06:19.

    High and mid mountain cloud early Wednesday morning.

    Cloudier as the morning progressed.

    Still great winter snow above 1000 meters. Grooming was superb yesterday.

    Around noon yesterday.


Weather Observations for April 16, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 20-40 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters      -3, Winds were 20-25 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters      -2, Winds were 15-25 KPH from the E
1835 meters       0, Winds were 15-20 KPH from the S
1650 meters      -1, No new snow, Base 202 cm.
1550 meters      -1, No new snow, Base 146 cm, Relative Humidity 85%. 
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.1.


   As of 07:00 Hours we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


For the forecast, a warm front along the BC coast and a high pressure just Southwest of our zone will bring unsettled weather this morning in a Westerly flow aloft. The high may push the frontal band further North today allowing sunny conditions in the alpine this afternoon with the freezing level reaching 2600 meters. Low level cloud may develop in the valley. Friday will also be unsettled with a bit more moisture from the front to our North and there is a slight chance of some isolated showers Friday afternoon. The ridge builds Saturday with a Northwesterly flow aloft bringing sunny conditions to the area by the afternoon with warm temperatures into Tuesday. The flow shifts again around that time period to Southerly and we may get some unsettled conditions for Tuesday.  Fl will remain fairly high through the next few days maxing out at 3000 meters by Monday.


    On the boundary of the High and the Front.

    Some cloud around on Friday.

    Early Saturday morning. Ridge builds during the day.

    Sunny and warm Sunday.

    Sunny and warm Monday

    Clouds may move back in on Tuesday.



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    Big picture around noon yesterday.

    Still looking like winter above 1000 meters.

    Mount Currie yesterday afternoon. Trees are budding.

    Solar induced sluffing on Mount Currie.

    Some dark clouds went through the area yesterday afternoon.

    Bufflehead Ducks.

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