12 Apr 2018

April 12, 2018

    An avalanche off Glacier Peak, Colorado has killed a snowmobiler. Article below.  CAIC Pic

    Three tourists missing after an avalanche, feared dead in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan.  Net Pic

    An avalanche near Tinges has buried a road, video in article Section.

    Locally, AC produced Sz 1-1.5 Xe Xc. A Sa Sz 1.5 just outside boundary.

 YESTERDAY:

    A few breaks Wednesday morning.

    Light SE wind, mostly overcast, some flurries.

    Awesome power flurries in the morning.

    GMC Race Course.

    Great breaks later in the morning.

    Overcast by noon.

    15:45 Hours, overcast, snowing very lightly, -3, winds 15-45 ESE.

    Snowing lightly at 16:30 hrs.

    Raining in the valley at 17:00 Hrs.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    Big picture on Wednesday.

Weather Observations for April 12, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 10-30 KPH SW  --Roundhouse
1660 meters     -4, 8 cm of new, 9 cm in 24 hrs  Base 310 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +9.5, 1.7 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

FORECAST:

An upper level trough will bring unsettled conditions with cool showery weather in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The FL will likely spike at 1200 meters with daytime heating and drop just below 1000 meters by Thursday night. The flow will shift to Northwesterly by this afternoon. Friday will see a vigorous frontal system push through in the afternoon with gusty winds and moderate precipitation. Saturday could see some unsettled weather in the morning before a weak front pushes through in the afternoon. Sunday will see another upper trough push through,  overcast with periods of light precipitation. Guesstimates: trace-2 cm by Friday morning, 25-35 cm by Saturday morning, 5-10 cm by Sunday morning, 2-4 cm by Monday morning.


    GOES IR image this am.


    Unsettled today, cooler temperatures.

    Unsettled this am.

    Unsettled.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Warm front in the morning.

    Cold front pushes through in the afternoon.
 INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Major snow removal under the top of the Wizard Chair.

    End of the lifts that really put Blackcomb at the top.

    Moist snow on East facing slopes Wednesday morning. 1800 meters.

    Mom's Classic Ski Race.

    Flurries in the morning.

    Steady light snow fall after noon.

    Front arrived around noon on Wednesday.


                 Saudan Couloir Race is scheduled for Friday the 13Th.


    Come out and support this awesome event: Click here for tickets


Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Becoming Spring Like

Sa on Matier NW Face



ARTICLES:

Snowmobiler dies in avalanche near Georgia Pass: Colorado

Three missing tourists in Hunza feared dead after an Avalanche: Pakistan

Avalanche covers road near Tingnes, France: Facebook

Quick Actions and Luck saved buried skier: Craig and Canyon

Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest point in more than 1,500 years: Science Daily

BDA conduct avalanche rescue training: Kashmir

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