20 Apr 2016

April 20, 2016

   An avalanche has killed a Swiss Champion Snowboarder on a photo shoot, story below-Police Pic

    Avalanche, Tuesday April 19, 2016, 16:00 Hrs on the Duffy.                                Jerry Jellali Photo

    Looking the other way, on Path 51.Xh                                                                 Bailey Mitchell Pic

    Early Tuesday morning April 20, 2016.

    First light hitting Blackcomb Mountain early Tuesday morning.

    High cirrus most of the day.

    Melt freeze softened very quickly Tuesday morning.

    Milky in the afternoon.

    Just before sunset on Tuesday evening.

Weather Observations for April 20, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      +8, Winds were  15-20 KPH NNW --Horstman Hut Station
1860 meters      +8, Winds were  10-15 KPH NE     --Rendevous
1550 meters      +8, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 206 cm Base, RH 38%  --Catskinner
  660 meters      +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +26.2. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have clear skies and unlimited visibility. Cirrus cloud in the area.

Another record broken yesterday with a high in the valley of 26.2 Deg C

For the forecast, high pressure again today with a cooling trend by days end with an onshore flow. The FL will remain at around 3500+ meters during the day dropping to 3000 meters as the flow becomes Southwesterly tonight with a good chance of some rain showers into Thursday morning. The weak low from the Southwest will bring light rain to the area on Thursday with the FL dropping to 2600 meters. Unsettled weather is expected for Thursday afternoon into Friday morning before a strong frontal band brings some moderate precipitation Friday afternoon, becoming heavy by the evening. The weekend at this time is looking wet and warm with a cooling trend starting Saturday evening. More on that tomorrow.

    High is migrating Eastward.

    High will start migrating East. Low to the left will bring some moisture to the area early Thursday.

    Mostly cloudy on Thursday with warm temperatures and light rain in the am turning to showers.

    Heavy precipitation for Friday night easing by Saturday .

    Unsettled Sunday afternoon with cooler temperatures and snow in the alpine.

    High will likely resurface by Tuesday of next week.


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    Around noon on Tuesday April 19, 2016.

    High pressure maintaining into Wednesday.

    Big Picture on Tuesday.

    Cornice blast on Pakalolo.

    Mid morning Tuesday.

    Cranking the turns in the shmooh.

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