27 Apr 2017

April 27, 2017


    Locally there is still snowballing with a Na loose wet cycle as it warms up again. Cooler yesterday.

    An avalanche has killed a skier in Austria, story in article section.                                    Net Pic


    Clouds clung to the mountains on Wednesday April 26, 2017.

    Wednesday Morning

   There were some holes in the afternoon.

    A sucker hole Wednesday afternoon.

    Looking toward Blackcomb late Wednesday afternoon.

    Mid layer cloud at 17:00 Hrs yesterday.

Weather Observations for April 27, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were 15-20 KPH S  --Horstman Hut 
1860 meters      -5, Winds were   5-10 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters      -3, 0 cm of new snow, 0 cm in 24 hrs, 252 cm Base, RH 97%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.7, 1.4 mm of Precip recorded yest

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


A weak upper level trough continues to bring scattered showers and unsettled conditions to the Coastal Mountains in a Northwest flow aloft. The jet stream is South of our area sending more moisture into the US Northwest coast. The FL today will fluctuate from around 900 meters this am to 1600 meters by this afternoon.  A ridge of high pressure aloft will build into the area later tonight with drier weather for Friday into Saturday morning. A weak frontal band is forecasted to move onshore for Saturday with light flurries in the morning increasing to light steady snowfall later in the day. Sunday is also looking overcast with light rain as high as 1600 meters.
Guesstimates: trace-2 cm by Friday morning, trace-1 cm by Saturday morning, 6-8 cm by Sunday morning, 2-4 cm by Monday morning.

   GOES IR image from this am.

    Moisture heading to the South of our area.

       Northwesterly flow aloft for today with unsettled conditions.

    Some cloud around this morning, should see some breaks this afternoon.

    High pressure builds for Friday.


    Cornice drop, photo taken from the Symphony Chair on April 23, 2017.             Cliff Jennings Image

    Still ice on Cheakamus Lake.                                                                             Cliff Jennings Image

    A deserted Whistler.


Skier killed in an avalanche in Kegelkoph in Tyrol: Austria

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