23 Apr 2017

April 23, 2017


   An avalanche on Fagaras Mtn has killed 2 teenagers in Romania, story in article section. Net Pic

    No new avalanche activity reported from WB yesterday.


    Early Saturday morning April 22, 2017.

   Quiet morning at the base.

    Saturday morning.

    Front was moving in from the South at noon.

    Snowing in the alpine at 13:00 Hrs.

    Big picture Saturday afternoon.

   Just before sunset on Saturday.

Weather Observations for April 23, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -5, Winds were  10-20 KPH S  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -4, Winds were  25-35 KPH S  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -3, Winds were  10-15 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters      -2, Winds were  15-25 KPH S   --Roundhouse
1650 meters      -2, 11 cm of new snow, 11 cm in 24 hrs, 361 cm Base, RH 96%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -1,   9 cm of new snow,  9 cm in 24 hrs, 269 cm Base, RH 97%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +4, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.8, 3.3 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am at 1835 meters we have broken cloud and variable visibility.


A short wave upper trough will push through today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. We can expect showers during the morning with the Fl spiking near the 1800 meter mark. There is a chance of some breaks this afternoon as well. Monday is looking unsettled with the chance of some showers and the FL rising above the 2000 meter range. Tuesday is also looking unsettled at this time with the FL hovering in the 1800 meter range. A weak frontal system arrives Tuesday night into Wednesday with light precipitation and cooler temperatures.
Guesstimates:  4-8 cm by Monday morning above 1700 meters, trace to 2 cm by Tuesday morning above 1800 meters, 2-6 cm by Wednesday morning above 1700 meters, 8-12 cm for Thursday morning above 1600 meters.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Overcast with some breks later today.

   Unsettled by this afternoon.

    Unsettled for Monday.

   Possibly some showers for Monday.

    Unsettled on Tuesday. Front moving onshore fornWednesday.


   High cloud in the morning, some breaks to the North.

   Some goats on the Lillooet River Road..

   Rain and socked in on Saturday afternoon.


Spring Conditions--All melt, No freeze: Avalanche Canada

Daily Melt Freeze Cycles: Avalanche Canada

SnowPack Analysis: Northwest Avalanche Center

Update on the avalanche that killed two teenagers: Romania

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