30 Apr 2016

April 30, 2016

    An avalanche has killed a Belgian Skier in Switzerland, story in article section.    Kapo VS Photo

    Mostly cloudy in the morning with some nice breaks over Blackcomb.

    Some people parked at Base 2 and walked to the Solar.

    Mogul training under Solar.                                                                                Kary Firstbrook Pic

    There were some showers in the area Friday.

    Convective cloud development Friday.                                                             Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Downloading Solar.

   Very cloudy in the mountains in the afternoon. Unsettled on Blackcomb for most of the day.

    Just before evening the clouds began to dissipate.

Weather Observations for April 30, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -3, Winds were  15-25 KPH SE   --Horstman Hut
1860 meters       0, Winds were  15-20 KPH NNE --Rendevous
1550 meters       0, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 181 cm Base, RH 90%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.5. 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, a strong upper ridge will bring dry warm weather to the area for the weekend into Monday. A low level Northerly flow for today with the FL hovering around 3000 meters by the afternoon. There are some high clouds and valley cloud moving in from the North,  which should dissipate by this afternoon. The ridge strengthens for Sunday with warmer temperatures and a FL in excess of 3500 meters. Monday will also be hot and Sunny. There is a good chance of an upper trough moving into the area for Tuesday/Wednesday with a moist Southerly flow. Be sure to use sunscreen.

    Ridge builds for Saturday.

    Strong upper level ridging.

    Strong ridge of high pressure.

    Thermal trough for Sunday into Monday with warm temperatures.

    High for Monday, trough moves onshore for Tuesday.

    A change on Tuesday into Wednesday.


Belgian Skier killed in avalanche on Sattlehorn in Valais: Switzerland

Fears that unauthorised helicopter flights may cause avalanches: Everest

41 Soldiers have died, some in avalanches on the Siachen Glacier since 2013: India

    08:45 Friday morning.

    Friday afternoon.

     Friday afternoon.

    Might see some of that moisture by Tuesday.

    Blackcomb Bowl Friday morning.

    Mount Currie Friday afternoon.

    Bears are out and about at the Chateau Course.                                                Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Hail yesterday later in the afternoon.                                                                   Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Green Lake.

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