6 Apr 2015

April 6, 2015

    Awesome morning, 07:30 Hours Sunday April 5, 2015.

    First light with significant cloud in the area.

    Some cloud hanging about early in the day.

    Totally Blue Bird by 09:00 Hours Sunday morning.

    Sun and frosty flags = sublimation.

    Clouds dissipated fairly quickly Sunday morning.

    Just after closing Easter Sunday.

    Convective activity mid afternoon Sunday.

    20:00 Hours Sunday evening. Official sunset was at 19:49.

Weather Observations for April 6, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -8, Winds were 10-20 KPH from the E
2180 meters     - 7, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the ENE
1860 meters      -5, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the ESE
1835 meters      -5, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the ESE
1650 meters      -5, No new snow, Base 188 cm
1550 meters      -3, No new snow, Base 136 cm, Relative Humidity 65%. 
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.3.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

    Cloud from the Southeast is moving into our area quickly.

There were a few loose wet size one avalanches reported from yesterday. Saw a couple on Mount Currie yesterday as well.

For the forecast, the upper low is now off the Washington Coast continuing to move Southeast as it is being pushed out by the high pressure building off the coast. Spindles of cloud will reach us this morning in a Southerly flow aloft, cloud will become more prominent as the day progresses and there is a slight chance of some isolated showers this afternoon. The freezing level today will range from a low of 1000 meters to a high of 1700 meters. The ridge of high pressure will begin to build for Tuesday into Friday morning with warmer temperatures and sunny skies. There is a chance of some cloud development on Wednesday. A fast moving cold front in a Westerly flow will bring cooler temperatures and precipitation to the area Friday night through Saturday. Yes more snow to mid mountain elevations. More on that as the week progresses!! Guesstimates; trace to 1 cm today above 1650 meters.

    Low is moving Southeast. High moving in behind it.

    High pressure building in for this evening.

    Flow is a bit of a mixed bag for our area. Southeasterly flow from low will bring clouds for today.

    Tuesday is looking like a nice day.

    May see some clouds move in on Wednesday afternoon.

    Clouds should dissipate quickly for more sun.

    Another nice day Thursday.

    A vigorous cold front will arrive Friday night with snow down to near the valley.


South Coast--Spearhead Traverse: ACMG Conditions Report

Warmer Weather may increase avalanche death toll into Spring: Avalanche Canada

Sledders story on his first avalanche involvement: Alpine, Wyoming

12,000 meters of climbing-250 Km of skiing: All in 30 Hours

    Fx line on Overlord, Read about it in the ACMG Report in the Articles above.   Dave Sarkany Pic

    Clouds moved in later in the afternoon, image from 18:00 hours.

    Big picture from yesterday afternoon at 18:00 hours.

    Wedge yesterday am, clouds were flowing in from the North.

    April 5, 2015 and still making snow on Blackcomb!!

    A frosty Easter Morning.

    -3 temperatures froze some still shallow bodies of water.

    Hooded Mergansers on Lost Lake.

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