9 Apr 2015

April 9, 2015

    Early Wednesday April 8, 2015. Another awesome day in the mountains.

    Blue Bird in the morning.

    Some convective activity later in the morning.

    Mostly sunny all day.

    Later Wednesday afternoon.

Weather Observations for April 9, 2015; taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -5, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the SSE
2180 meters     - 3, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the SSW
1860 meters      -2, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the E
1835 meters      -2, Winds were calm
1650 meters      -2, No new snow, Base 176 cm
1550 meters       0, No new snow,  Base 134 cm, Relative Humidity 67%. 
  660 meters      -2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.9.

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

For the forecast, high pressure will bring another warm sunny day with the chance of some convective cloud development later in the day in a Southerly Flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to around 2200 meters this afternoon and drop back down to 1500 meters Friday morning. Friday will start out with some cloud moving into the area as the strong Pacific cold front moves on shore in a Westerly flow. Light precipitation Friday afternoon will become heavy Friday evening into early Saturday morning with moderate to strong winds in the alpine. The FL will drop to around 900 meters by Saturday morning. Low pressure aloft will keep the air mass unstable with light precipitation and mostly cloudy conditions into Monday. There is a good chance we will see some unsettled conditions on Saturday with the odd break then back to cloudy skies for Sunday. Fl will fluctuate from 1000 meters to surface over the weekend. As of now there is a good chance a more intense frontal band will move through Monday afternoon with moderate to heavy precipitation and Freezing levels rising to 1500 meters then dropping to surface as the frontal band exits the area. More on that as we get closer. Guesstimates: 15-20 cm by Saturday morning, 8-10 cm by Sunday morning, 4-6 cm by Monday morning, 15-20 cm by Tuesday morning.

    Moisture for Friday comes out of the Aleutians.

     Forecasted flow for the next few days.

    Forecasted winds for the next two days.

    Front moving onshore Friday.


Near total loss of Glacial Ice in B.C. by 2100: B.C. Researchers Report

Man in shorts and deck shoes criticised for visiting avalanche site: Scotland

Impressive avalanche at La Grave: Dustted

More avalanche incidents in the Alps: France

Mountain Weather Forecast: Avalanche Canada

    Big picture from yesterday.

    Freeway to the backcountry.

    Great skiing in the alpine, bike riding in the valley. We do recreate in an amazing place.

    Another reminder to watch for cornice debris while skiing this weekend in the powder.

    Mom's classic yesterday on Blackcomb--Disco Theme.

    Finally back on the boards.

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