29 Apr 2016

April 29, 2016

    An avalanche in the Aurland Area of Norway has killed a skier, story below--Net Pic

    Moisture in the air Thursday mid morning, April 28, 2016.

    There were some breaks later in the morning.

    Lots of blue just before noon.

    Snow was soft early Thursday morning-No Crust recovery.

    1 cm of fresh snow on Horstman Glacier Thursday morning.

    Clouds moved in for the afternoon with overcast conditions and some spotty rain showers.

    Rain in the mountains at around sweep-17:00 Hours.

   19:45 Hours Thursday evening.

Weather Observations for April 29, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -3, Winds were  5-10 KPH SE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters       0, Winds were  5-10 KPH SE --Rendevous
1550 meters     +1, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 184 cm Base, RH 95%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +7, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +16.0. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.

For the forecast, a weak front will move through the area today in a Westerly flow aloft. A ridge builds for Saturday, strengthening Sunday and slowly exiting the area sometime Monday. For today we can expect some rain showers with mostly overcast skies clearing by tonight. The FL will hover in the 2200 meter range for most of the day. A strong upper ridge will build tonight for mostly sunny skies Saturday with a Northerly flow aloft and the FL rising to the 3000 + meters. The ridge strengthens on Sunday with the FL rising above the 3500 meter level. Yet another sunny day for Monday, the flow should switch to Southerly with a moist onshore flow by Tuesday.

    Onshore flow with some breaks in the mix this am.

    Looks cloudier this afternoon.

    There is some moisture associated with this front, most seems to be South of our zone.

    Ridge builds for Saturday.

    Ridge strengthens for Sunday.

    Sunny Monday with a change in the evening.

     Some moisture Tuesday/Wednesday.


When tricks go bad: Half Pipe

Michelle Parker-Days of my Youth: Some Footage from the Whistler Area

Impressive Spring Avalanche Footage: Kashmir

Paraglider crashes into some rocks: Norway


Avalanche kills a skier in Aurland: Norway

Why you should care about B.C.'s early snow melt: National Enquirer

Float 8 Airbag saves Snowmachiner: Alaska

The Powder That Hurts: Pique

    Noon image Thursday.

    Thursday evening image.

    Thursday around noon.

    Thursday evening image.

    Some decent light Thursday morning.

    Clouds eventually moved in.

   Resting doe on Blackcomb at 1000 meters.

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