29 Apr 2015

April 29, 2015


    Unsettled at 05:00 hours Tuesday morning, April 28, 2015.

    Front approaching from the Southwest.

    Nasty clouds eventually arrived around 07:00 Hours.

    Snowing moderately at times yesterday morning.

    Some breaks in the afternoon.

    Unsettled later in the day.

    Around 19:00 Hours Tuesday evening. Convective cloud development as the day progressed.


Weather Observations for April 29, 2015; taken at 05:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -5, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters     -1, No new snow, 2 cm in 24 hours Base 172 cm, relative humidity is 92%
  660 meters    +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.5, 5.8 mm of precip recorded on Tues.

   As of 07:00 Hours this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.

For the forecast, a weak upper trough has brought unsettled conditions to the area last night and into early this morning.  A weak cold front will move into our area this morning with very light precipitation, freezing level rising to 1600 meters than dropping to 1200 meters this evening. There is a chance of some breaks later in the day with a Southwesterly flow aloft. The front will continue into Thursday with light precipitation and a slightly higher FL around 1800 meters by Thursday afternoon. A weak upper ridge begins to build for Friday with unsettled conditions and a FL topping out at around 2000 meters, This pattern will continue into the weekend with warmer temperatures and a mix of sun and cloud. The ridge may strengthen for Sunday into Monday with sunny warm conditions. Guesstimates: 1-3 cm for Thursday morning above 1600 meters, 3-5 cm for Friday morning above 1600 meters for Friday morning.




    Cold front arriving later this morning for cloudy weather.

    Front continues into Thursday.

    High pressure begins to push the low on Friday. Weak upper ridge develops in the Pacific NW.

    Still unsettled for Saturday.

    Looking nicer on Sunday.



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    Great clouds in the morning.

    Breaks in the afternoon.

    Serious convection in the afternoon.

    New snow in the alpine Tuesday.

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