14 Apr 2018

April 14, 2018


    Two people missing on Passo Crocedomini, Italy after an avalanche. Story in article section.

    Truck runs into avalanche caused by 2 snowboarders in Wyoming. Story below. Bradley Boner Pic

    Soft slabs Friday morning.

    Slab avalanche on Tricouni yesterday, likely cornice drop.                            Brad Slack Image

    Locally, AC produced Sz 1-1.5 Xe, Sc, Xc.


    Friday the 13Th, early in the morning.

    Decent visibility in the morning before the front arrived and closed the alpine. 150 KPH at 3 pm.

    Snow was accumulating in the trees. 9 cm recorded at Pig Alley Friday.

    Nice snow in the alpine before it shut down.

    15:30 Hrs in the valley, wet!!

    Snow almost to the valley floor in the am, FL went back up later in the day.

    Green Lake later in the afternoon, ice is gone. Water skiing anyone!!

    Friday afternoon.

    Big picture on Friday.

Weather Observations for April 14, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -7, Winds were 20-35 KPH S-SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 20-35 KPH S-SE--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -4, 9 cm of new, 18 cm in 24 hrs  Base 327 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.8, 9.1 mm of precip recorded yest

   As of 07:00 hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility. 


An upper level trough will bring unsettled conditions for today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. Mostly cloudy today with some sunny breaks and periods of light precipitation, the freezing level will rise to around 1200 meters today with daytime heating and drop back to just above surface tonight. Unsettled Sunday morning with a mix of sun and cloud, likely cloudier in the afternoon with a weak impulse of precipitation Sunday night. Monday looks to be mostly cloudy with some breaks later in the day. Tuesday is cloudy but relatively dry with some flurries expected through out the day.
Guesstimates: 1-3 cm by Sunday morning, 1-3 cm by Monday morning, 2-4 cm by Tuesday morning, 1-3 cm by Wednesday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

    Weak upper level trough, unsettled weather.

    Cold front pushed through last night, precipitation stopped by midnight.

    Mostly cloudy with some breaks.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Low will keep sending cloud our way with some breaks.

    Breaks in the afternoon.


    Sending it.

    At 14:30 Hrs Friday Base 240 cm. 6 cm recorded from 06:30-14:30 Hrs.

    Fun turns in the morning.

    Boardstyle on Blackcomb Friday.

    No snow at 660 meters.

    More precipitation pushing through later in the day 17:30 Hrs.

Recent Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Storm Report



Two missing after avalanche near Brescia: Italy

Snowboarder-Triggered avalanche closes Hwy 22: Wyoming

Anticipating Point Release Avalanches: Backcountry Magazine

Bodies of Missing tourists recovered from Avalanche: Hunza

Avalanche footage from Lake Louise: CTV News

MSU professor wins prestigious award for snow, avalanche science: Montana

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