4 Apr 2016

April 4, 2016

    First light Sunday April 3, 2016.

    Snow Flurries on Whistler Sunday morning.

    One hour it would be dark.

   The next hour would be brighter.

    Cornice control on Flute Sunday.

    Debris from Flute cornice.                                                                                Tim Haggerty Photo

    Still good skiing to be had.

Weather Observations for April 4, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -5, Winds were 40-60 KPH S   --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     -4, Winds were 30-40 KPH S   --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     -2, Winds were 25-40 KPH SE --Rendevous
1835 meters     -2, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE --Roundhouse 
1650 meters      0, 3 cm of new snow, 3 cm in 24 hrs, 293 cm Base, RH 93%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      0, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 231 cm Base, RH 92%  --Catskinner
  660 meters    +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +16.5.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

For the forecast, the cold front has passed with a cool upper trough in its wake. Expect blustery weather in a Westerly flow aloft, light precipitation with the FL hovering in the 1500 meter range. A brief break on Monday night followed by a weak warm front on Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The high pressure builds Wednesday, strengthening on Thursday with elevated freezing levels. (3600 meters). Friday and Saturday are also looking sunny and hot. Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Tuesday morning, Trace to 2 for Wednesday morning.

    As of 07:00 Hours this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and it is snowing lightly.

    Pattern for the next few days.


This week's Backcountry news: March 28-April 3, 2016

Japan Climber rescued from peak amid avalanche risk: Alaska

    Lots of cloud in the area yesterday.

    Big picture from Sunday.

    Whistler Cup racing on Sunday.

    Looking like summer in the valley.

    Pretty cloudy in the afternoon.

    Cornice chunks in Glacier Bowl.

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