14 Apr 2016

April 14, 2016

    Still searching for missing from March 20Th Avalanche, story in article section. Pakistan-Net Pic

    Hats off to the grooming department for keeping the ribbon alive. Wednesday morning April 13Th.

    Snow line crept down the mountain early Wednesday morning.

    Awesome light early Wednesday morning with some dust on crust.

    Below the tree line and in lee terrain the snow was cold and light.

    Some wind affect above the tree line.

    Clouds did build later in the morning with flurries in the afternoon.

    Overcast for most of the afternoon on Wednesday.

Weather Observations for April 14, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -5, Winds were  5-15 KPH SE --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters      -5, Winds were  5-15 KPH E   --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters      -3, Winds were  0-10 KPH SE --Rendevous
1835 meters      -3, Winds were  0-10 KPH E   --Roundhouse 
1650 meters      -3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 274 cm Base, RH 91%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -5, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 220 cm Base, RH 80%  --Catskinner
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.3. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hours we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, the low pressure off shore is weakening as a high pressure begins to build bringing unsettled weather today in a Southerly flow aloft switching to Northerly later in the day. The FL is going to rise with day time heating to around 2000 meters, dropping slightly tonight with clear skies. A weak frontal band will move through on Friday afternoon with very light precipitation expected for the afternoon hours. The FL will hover in the 1800 meter level. Another weak front pushes through on Saturday as the high builds to our South. The FL will rise to 2200+ meters with light rain showers in the mix. Sunday the ridge builds with mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures.

    Low pressure weakening and drifting Southeast.

    A break tonight before a weak front on Friday afternoon.

    Friday another weak disturbance will pass through.

    High continues to build to the South on Saturday with a very weak front passing through.

    High pressure strengthens for Sunday.


Some interesting Avalanche Photos: Location??

Snow Fracture in relation to Slab Avalanche Release: Cryosphere

Fresh look at the trope about Eskimo Words for snow: Berkeley U

Still recovering bodies from Chitral avalanche from March 20, 2016: Pakistan

    14:30 Hours Wednesday.

    Low swirling around Wednesday afternoon.

    Big picture Wednesday.

    Soft slab in Cougar Chutes Wednesday morning.

    Covered mounds.

    Moderate winds in the early morning.

    Cornice debris in Regulator--Blackcomb Bowl.

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