15 Apr 2018

April 15, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche on Saddle Peak, Montana has killed a skier. Article below.                            Net Pic

    Slab avalanche just outside ski area boundary.

    This slope has been producing most of the winter. AC produce Sz 1-1.5 Xe, Sc, Xh. 1 Sz 2 Xl.


    YESTERDAY:

    Fissile Saturday morning.

    Overcast for most of the day.

    Its a steep start!!

    Robbie Dixon on the top half of the course.

    Awesome to see some participants for the Sudan Couloir Race.

    A crazy track!!

    Sylvan Sudan with this years race winner Stan Rey.

    Just after closing.


   Awesome clouds and breaks at days end.


Weather Observations for April 15, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -5, Winds were 0-5 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -5, Winds were 0-5 KPH ESE--Roundhouse
1660 meters    - 4, 2 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs  Base 323 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +8.4, 0.4 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 this am we have a few broken clouds and unlimited visibility and it is snowing lightly..


FORECAST:

Unsettled weather today as the low continues to send us some cloud in a Southwest flow aloft. Convective flurries possible today with the FL rising to 1600 meters dropping to 1000 meters by tonight. Monday is looking mostly cloudy with periods of light precipitation. Tuesday is looking unsettled. Models are inconsistent at this time so more on that later.
Guesstimates: trace-3 cm by Monday morning, 4-8 cm by Tuesday morning, 1-3 cm by Wednesday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.


     Low continues to spread cloud into the area.

    Cloudier in the am.


    Unsettled in the pm.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Unsettled Monday am.

    Cloudier in the afternoon.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Cloudy for most of the day.

    Awesome to see this event back!!

    Yes its been snowing.

    Rime that formed on the chairs Saturday morning.

   Alpin Glow Saturday Night.



ARTICLES:

Avalanche season came early, continues late in Montana: Missoula

An avalanche on Saddle Peak, Montana has claimed a skier: Bridger Bowl

The avalanche reported yesterday has killed a snowmobiler in Brescia: Italy

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