27 Apr 2015

April 27, 2015

    Still climbers missing from Everest Avalanche, stories in article section below.                  Net Pic

    First light Sunday April 26, 2015. Stratus layer lifted fairly quickly.

    Cloud layer lifted above the peak by 08:30 Hours.

    Some breaks in the morning but cloud thickened as the day progressed.

    About 13:00 Hours on Sunday afternoon.

    Clouds were looking a bit damper at around 19:00 Hours.

    Clouds dropping by 20:00 Hours Sunday evening.

Weather Observations for April 27, 2015; taken at 05:00 Hours.

2180 meters     0, Winds were 40-50 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters   +2, Winds were 20-45 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters   +3, No new snow,  Base 177 cm, relative humidity is 99%
  660 meters   +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.3, 0.2 mm of precip recorded on Sunday.

For the forecast, a weakening warm front moved onshore last night in a Southwesterly flow aloft. We will see cloudy conditions today with light intermitent precipitation and a freezing level starting out at around 2300 meters,  rising to 2800 meters by this evening. The ridge of high pressure will give a little push with unsettled conditions for Monday night into Tuesday morning prior to the arrival of a cold front Tuesday afternoon with moderate to heavy precipitation expected. The front is moving through quickly with the Fl starting at 2200 meters Tuesday morning and dropping to 1500 meters by Tuesday night with some breaks Tuesday night. Wednesday is looking unsettled, mostly cloudy with light intermitent precipitation and a FL hovering around 1600 meters. Medium range solutions continue to disagree and there is no consistency in the models. Confidence in the forecast beyond Tuesday is low. At this time clouds will move back in for Wednesday night with very light intermitent precipitation and a FL topping out at around 1700 meters.

    Mostly cloudy this morning with the possability of some light precipitation later in the day.

    Forecasted flow into Thursday.

   Stable air mass may bring intermitent light  precipitation through the area today.

    The low is pushing down hard on the high today. Drawing some warm southern air.

    Precipitation expected Tuesday afternoon. Possible break in the morning.


New avalanches hinder rescue effort on Everest: Nepal

22 killed, 61 injured in Everest Avalanche: The Hindu

Footage of the Earthquake induced avalanche hitting Everest Base camp: You Tube

Jumbo Glacier Resort's future in doubt after Avalanche Assessment: Invermere, B.C.

Ottawa Climber describes the Everest Base Camp as "A war zone" : Elia Saikaly

Death Toll estimated at 3,300 in Nepal--Rescuers still searching for bodies: Kathmandu

    Image from early Sunday morning, note the breaks.

    Later in the afternoon we had overcast conditions.

    The odd sucker hole cruised by Sunday morning.

    Cheakamus River is very low for this time of the year.

    Skunk cabbage seem to be thriving in the cool moist temperatures.

    Just before dusk on Sunday evening.

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