19 Apr 2016

April 19, 2016

    Awesome clouds early Monday April 18, 2016.

    Melt freeze softened up quickly in the morning.

    High cirrus in the morning.

    Cornices still have a huge potential to release.

    Clouds thickened as the day progressed.

    Looking into Garibaldi Park, avalanche from Sunday Sa. Details below. Hour Peak.

                            Close up of avalanche incident on Sunday.    Richard So Image

    Looking like summer in the valley. High of 25.8 degrees at the Nester's Weather Station Monday.

    Sunset Monday evening.

Weather Observations for April 19, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +6, Winds were  20-30 KPH SE  --Horstman Hut Station
1860 meters      +8, Winds were  10-20 KPH SE  --Rendevous
1550 meters      +9, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 210 cm Base, RH 55%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +25.8. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

Record High Yesterday for Whistler. 25.8 Degrees C

For the forecast, strong high pressure aloft will continue to dominate the weather pattern for today into Wednesday. Some cirrus cloud in the area again today with a light Southwest flow aloft. Offshore flow for today with the pattern changing to onshore sometime Wednesday, with the FL rising to 3500 meters for both days bringing very warm temperatures. A weak disturbance is set to move onshore for Wednesday night/Thursday with light precipitation and slightly cooler temperatures. Models are in disagreement for Friday into the weekend but as of now it looks moist with a cooling trend Saturday & Sunday. Snow likely on Sunday in the upper elevations.

    High pressure strengthens today.

    Another sunny day on Wednesday.

    Change expected on Thursday with an onshore flow, could see some moisture by Wednesday night.


An avalanche has killed a French Mountaineer in Aosta Valley: Italy

Avalanche kills Ski Tourer near Galmilicke in Valais: Switzerland

Snowboarder Bode Merrill hospitalised after Alaskan Avalanche: Haines

Warming trends pose problems for Spring Ski Mountaineering: Some Don't like it Hot

New invention aims to decrease avalanche death risk: In the snow.com

Hour Peak Northwest Face Avalanche: Close Call

   09:30 Hours, Monday April 18, 2016.

    Early Monday afternoon.

   12:45 Monday afternoon.

    Big picture Monday at 12:30 Hours.

    Groomers were awesome as soon as the sun got on them.

    Jumps on Panorama.

    Ribbon is still intact.

    The Park is busy.

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