6 Apr 2017

April 6, 2017


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Avalanche control on WB yesterday- Sz 1-1.5 Xe Sc ssls 10-40 cm easily triggered, 2 Sz 2's

    An avalanche has killed a mountaineer in Italy. Story in article section below.                     Net Pic




    YESTERDAY:

    Early Wednesday morning April 5, 2017. Snowline was at 1000 meters.

    Not much interest for a 20 cm day.

    Visibility was decent early in the morning.

    Snow was nice in the alpine early in the am, did get moist by the afternoon.

   Telemarker under 7 Th Heaven.

   Early Wednesday morning.

    Snowing in the am.

    Dry in the afternoon with variable visibility.

    Challenging visibility mid mountain.

Weather Observations for April 6, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      -4, Winds were 15-40 KPH SE  --Horstman Hut 
2180 meters      -4, Winds were 35-55 KPH SE  --Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -2, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters      -2, Winds were 20-35 KPH SE--Roundhouse
1650 meters      -1, 2 cm of new snow, 8 cm in 24 hrs, 353 cm Base, RH 93%  --Pig Alley
1550 meters      -3, 2 cm of new snow, 5 cm in 24 hrs, 260 cm Base, RH 98%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters       0, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +11.8, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies, variable visibility and it is snowing.


FORECAST:

An upper level trough will bring light precipitation to the area in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The FL will hopefully hover in the 1500 meter range dropping to 1000 meters tonight. We should see unsettled weather for tonight. A deep low for tomorrow with light precipitation expected with an impulse to moderate by Friday night. The FL should remain just below 1500 meters. The low will continue to bring overcast conditions with light precip into Saturday. Winter just does not want to give up. Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Friday morning, 15-25 cm by Saturday morning, 5-10 cm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low will move up the Coast.

                   Light precipitation today, unsettled by tonight.



    Deeper low heading our way for Friday.

                   Light precip by Friday morning, moderate by Friday evening.

   A series of frontal bands is forecasted for next week.



OBSERVATIONS & INFORMATION:

    Snow was moist at 1000 meters yesterday am.

    Lots of snow on the decks.

    Wind was moving the snow around all day.

    Cornices continue to get bigger.


ARTICLES:

The North Face supports Avalanche Safety: Powder Canada

An avalanche has killed a mountaineer in Italy: Monte Nero

Avalanche warning issued for central Kashmir: India

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