30 Apr 2017

April 30, 2017


    No new local avalanche activity reported yesterday.


    Spring conditions in the valley, Saturday April 29, 2017.

    Light snow showers by 10:00 Hrs.

    There were some nasty looking clouds heading mid morning.

    Snowing hard at noon.

    Saturday nmorning.

    Rain in the valley.

    But it was snowing below 900 meters in the afternoon.

    Big picture Saturday afternoon.

    Into the abyss, very difficult visibility at times yesterday at mid mountain.

   Snowing at sweep.

Weather Observations for April 30, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -7, Winds were  20-30 KPH S--Horstman Hut 
1860 meters      -5, Winds were  15-20 KPH S  --Rendevous
1550 meters      -3, 2 cm of new snow, 4 cm in 24 hrs, 253 cm Base, RH 96%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +3, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.4, 2.9 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 06:45 hrs this am we have mostly overcast skies with a few holes and unlimited visibitiy.


Onshore flow will continue to bring scattered showers this morning with a drying trend by this afternoon. We can expect unsettled conditions today in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will spike at around 1800 meters today, dropping to 1200 meters by tonight. A weak system that is relatively dry will bring overcast conditions for Monday with the FL fluctuating from 1500 to 1700 meters. Tuesday at this time looks dry with unsettled conditons prior to a wet warm front arriving Tuesday night into Wednesday. A short lived ridge is forecasted to build for Thursday.
Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Monday morning, 1-3 cm by Tuesday morning, 4-8 mm of rain by Wednesday morning, 10-20 mm of rain by Thursday morning.

   GOES IR image from this am.

   Flow for today into Monday.

   Cloudy this am with breaks later this afternoon..

   Northwesterly to Westerly flow.

   Mostly cloud in Monday but we may se some breaks.

    High pressure for Tuesday with unsettled conditions.
    Warm air on its way Wednesday associated with some rain from the low to the North.

   Moisture Wednesday with a drying trend Thursday.


   Catskinner weather plot is down to 250 cm. 2 cm recorded yeterday afternoon.

    Kids are into the grass skiing.

   The ribbon of snow to the valley should last for a while.

    Still winter conditions in the alpine.


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