1 Apr 2018

April 1, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in Switzerland has killed 3 people injured 2. Article below. Jean-Christophe Batt Pic

    From March 30, 2018. Sledder accidental Sz 2 Grizzly Lake.                     Gavin Christie Image

    These photos related to MIN report in Observations & Information Section.  Gavin Christie Image

                                                                                                                             Gavin Christie Image

    Glide Crack in Robertson's. Sz 2 wet loose observed yesterday behind Disease Ridge.

    Xc yesterday produced Sz 2-3 cornice debris.

    Lots of debris in many of the bowls, use caution when the light is flat ofr visibility is obscured.


    YESTERDAY:

    Early Saturday morning.

    Pre frontal clouds.

    Initially the front came in with some dark clouds.

    Later in the day it was mostly sunny with some high cloud.

    Cornice control created a photo opportunity for many.

    Horstman Glacier has some awesome snow. North facing alpine bowls were nice as well!

    Blue bird in the afternoon.

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    Saturday afternoon.

    Big picture on Saturday.




Weather Observations for April 1, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -8, Winds were 60-70 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 25-70 KPH SE   --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -4, 2 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs  Base 298 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.8, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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




FORECAST:

A frontal system in a Westerly flow aloft will bring overcast skies and cooler temperatures for today.
Unsettled this morning with increasing cloud cover this am.  The cold front may bring us a much needed reset but will depend on how it pushes through. Could easily divert most of the moisture South, hoping for a posative outcome. High pressure will build for tomorrow with sunny skies in the morning, increasing cloud cover in the afternoon with flurries expected Monday night. A series of frontal systems will bring snow from Tuesday into Friday of this week.
Guesstimates: 5-25 cm by Monday morning (fingers crossed), 2-6 cm by Tuesday morning, 5-10 cm by Wednesday morning, 10-15 cm by Thursday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low will bring mostly overcast skies. FL will drop to surface by tonight.


    Cold front for today.

    Unsettled.

    Fronts along the coast.



    Sunny Monday morning.

    Some clouds for the afternoon. Flurries Monday night.




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Some wind affewct in the alpine.

    A very heavy piece of cornice debris.

    Angulation!!

    Surface hoar growing in the alpine.

    Surface hoar on disturbed snow.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Sledder Accidental Sz 2 Grizzly Lake

Disease South

Steep Creek



ARTICLES:

At least 3 killed, 2 injured in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps: Fiesch

Spring is supposed to be simple: Avalanche Canada

Taming the Snow Beast: Aspen

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