8 Apr 2015

April 8, 2015

    Sunrise Tuesday morning.

    Early Tuesday morning, some cloud in the area but mostly Blue.

    First light on Whistler Tuesday April 7, 2015.

    Cold morning/evening temperatures have allowed snow making to continue on Blackcomb.

   A few clouds about on Tuesday.

    Convective cloud development did progress during the afternoon.

    Isolated convective showers in the area later in the day.

    18:00 Hours Tuesday afternoon. Nasty cloud!!

Weather Observations for April 8, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -6, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the NNE
2180 meters     - 4, Winds were 10-12 KPH from the NNE
1860 meters      -3, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the NNE
1835 meters      -2, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1650 meters      -3, No new snow, Base 181 cm
1550 meters      -1, No new snow, Base 134 cm, Relative Humidity 60%. 
  660 meters      -3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +13.9, trace of precipitation on Tuesday.

    As of 07:00 hours this am at 1835 meters we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the upper ridge will bring mostly sunny skies to the area today and Thursday, in a dry Northerly flow aloft. There is an upper trough to our South that may send some cloud our way developing convective clouds this afternoon, but that scenario is unlikely.The sunny warm weather will raise the freezing level from surface to 2000 meters today, dropping back down to 1500 meters this evening. The Fl will also rise to 2200 meters on Thursday. A vigorous cold front will move on shore Friday afternoon in a Westerly flow with heavy precipitation expected Friday night. The Fl will begin to drop Friday and should end up at around 800 meters by Saturday morning. Saturday will see the precipitation ease to light snow then increasing to moderate snowfall for Saturday evening. The front continues to push through on Sunday with light precipitation and a FL hovering around 800 meters. Monday at this time is looking unsettled with the possibility of some flurries.  Guesstimates:
15-20 cm at 1650 meters by Saturday morning, 10-12 cm at 1650 meters by Sunday morning, 10-12 cm by Monday morning. Hopefully the forecasted precipitation amounts will not dwindle as we get closer to the event. Put on your sunscreen.


    Low is moving well South of our zone. Still some cloud to the East.

    Sunny skies for today with the chance of some convective cloud development this afternoon.

    Sunny skies for Thursday with the chance of some convective cloud development in the afternoon.

   Frontal band moves on shore Friday with heavy precipitation on Friday evening .

    Flow continues into Saturday and Sunday.

    Cooler temperatures and moderate to strong winds for Friday.



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Footage of skier caught in an avalanche in Kokanee Bowl: Revelstoke

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Telluride mourns the death of Long Time Ski Patroller, Guide: Peter Inglis

Claire Isrealson Retires: Powder Canada

     Satellite image from 18:00 hours on Tuesday.


    -3 in the valley yesterday morning, same again this morning.

    School breaks in other parts of the world have brought out the crowds.

    Grauppel from Monday's convective activity.

     Roof avalanche.

    Cornice control has dropped debris into most of the bowls. Be wary on Friday and the weekend.

    Black Bears are out and about.

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