10 Apr 2016

April 10, 2016

    Saturday April 9, 2016. Still skiing to the bottom despite the demise of the lower snow pack.

    Dress up fun on Blackcomb.

    Start line of the North American Freeride Championship.

    Despite the hard conditions the athletes were doing their best.

    Finish Line!!

    There were some big crashes!!

    Big Air!!

    Days end Saturday evening.

Weather Observations for April 10, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters       0, Winds were 10-20 KPH SSE--Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     +1, Winds were 10-15 KPH S     --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     +1, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE   --Rendevous
1835 meters     +3, Winds were   5-10 KPH S     --Roundhouse 
1650 meters     +1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 272 cm Base, RH 84%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters     +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 218 cm Base, RH 73%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +19.8. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, the upper ridge will maintain dry conditions for today with a weak onshore flow which will likely bring some cloud to the area this afternoon. Still mostly sunny with the FL still hovering around the local peaks.  We will see a stronger onshore flow for Monday as an upper level trough moves into the area into Tuesday. Monday morning may see some light showers as the FL will remain fairly high. The front on Tuesday will be cooler with the FL dropping to around 1500 meters, with fresh snow into Wednesday morning. As the trough moves South we will see unsettled conditions for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. The ridge rebuilds for Thursday afternoon. Guesstimates: 10-15 cm by Wednesday morning.

    06:00 Hours this am.

    Stratus clouds along the coast.

    Upper level trough for Tuesday into Wednesday morning.


Spring avalanche problems in Montana: Flathead Avalanche Center

Heavy rain, snowfall, landslides damage 600 houses in Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan

Avalanche Rescue Dogs: Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum

   09:45 Hours Saturday, April 9, 2016. Stratus cloud on the coast.

    14:45 Hours, Saturday afternoon. Might see a bit of cloud Sunday.

    14:30 Hours Saturday.

    Old avalanche debris out of Lower Phanax Ridge.

    Sending it!!

    Snowshoers heading up Singing Pass.

   Summer in the valley, despite the scarcity of snow they are building a jump at the base.

   A dusk reflection with a finger nail moon.

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