1 Apr 2016

April 1, 2016

    Thursday morning, March 31, 2016--Yet another awesome day.

    Some cirrus cloud but mostly sunny. Very warm day with high in the valley of +22.7.

    Waining moon.

    Great snow on Horstman Glacier Thursday morning.

    Most of the cirrus cloud dissipated as the day progressed.

    Parapenter enjoying a late day launch.

Weather Observations for April 1, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    +3, Winds were 5-10 KPH ESE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters    +6, Winds were   0-5 KPH SSW --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters    +3, Winds were 5-10 KPH SE    --Rendevous
1835 meters    +4, Winds were   0-5 KPH NNE --Roundhouse 
1650 meters    +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 307 cm Base, RH 83%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters    +4, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 234 cm Base, RH 73%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +22.7. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, last day of sunshine as the strong upper ridge begins to migrate East. A cool onshore flow will bring cloud to the area on Saturday and Sunday with unsettled weather and a chance of some isolated rain showers. The FL will remain fairly high maxing out at around 2300 meters.  A cold front moves into our zone on Sunday evening with light precipitation and a falling FL as the front exits on Monday afternoon. By Monday night the FL should drop to around 1500 meters. with unsettled conditions prior to another weak front pushing into the area by Tuesday. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Monday morning above 1650 meters.

    High pressure for today.

     High pressure remains in the area.

    Some cloud for Saturday into Sunday.

    High begins to move Southeast.

     Weak front for Sunday night into Monday morning.

    Precipitation Monday morning.


Snowboarder knocks skier off chairlift: Facebook

East Vail Avalanche Involvement: 15 Meter Cliff Launch

A Pile up of riders: Sweden

Avalanche in Oberstdorf, Germany: Runs into Ski Area


Avalanche warnings in effect in the Mountains: Avalanche Canada

Two Ottawa men talk about their avalanche experience in the Yukon: Alaska Highway

 Student recovered from March 19Th avalanche: Chitral, Pakistan

Good Winter Bad Winter: Sledder Magazine

    10:45 Thursday morning, stratus layer off Vancouver Island.

   10:45 Thursday

    16:15 Hours Thursday, cloud getting closer. Very slow moving cloud band.

    16:00 Hours, there are some lows forming in the North Pacific.

    Snow slowly sliding off Horstman Hut.

    Practising their boot packing skills.

    Not a lot of ski touring traffic yesterday.

    Big cornice on Exlax.

    Entrance to Pakalolo.

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