7 Apr 2016

April 7, 2016

    Brightened up around noon Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 1835 meters.

    Still clagged in around noon on 7th Heaven.

    A fairly moist morning.

    Breaks by mid afternoon.

    Clouds did hang around well into the evening.

Weather Observations for April 7, 2016: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +4, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE  --Horstman Hut Station
2180 meters     +5, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE  --Whistler Peak 
1860 meters     +6, Winds were   0-5   KPH Var  --Rendevous
1835 meters     +5, Winds were  5-10  KPH ENE--Roundhouse 
1650 meters     +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 285 cm Base, RH 86%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters     +2, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 224 cm Base, RH 71%  --Catskinner
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was + mm of Precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 Hours we have high scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.

For the forecast, a strong ridge of high pressure will build for today with warm temperatures in an off shore flow. The FL today will likely rise to 3500+ meters with an expected valley temperature of 23 degrees. Friday will see an onshore flow, possibly bring some cloud into the area in the morning, dissipating by the afternoon. Saturday at this time is looking mostly sunny as another onshore flow brings some cloud into the area and the FL hovering around 2500 meters. Sunday is presently looking mostly sunny with possible cloud development in the afternoon. Long term a cooler wetter pattern is expected early next week.

     High builds for today.

        Very warm by this afternoon.

    Looking clear for Friday with a bit of cloud near by.

    Models may change with some cloud in the area for Saturday.

    Looking good for Sunday. But again there is some moisture around.                            


Spring Avalanches still a risk to backcountry enthusiasts: Montana

Whistler/Blackcomb announces expansion plans: The Province

Snowmobilers already triggering avalanches at Arctic Man: Alaska

French Government recommends Recco: France

    Late Wednesday morning.

    That's a big ridge!!

    Wednesday, ridge is slowly pushing North.

    Water levels are normal for this time of the year.

               This weekend.

    It was improving near the end of the day.

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