2 Apr 2018

April 2, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche in the French Alps has killed 1, injured 3 near Chamonix. Article below. Net Pic

    An avalanche near Lofoten, Norway has killed a skier. Article below.                                 Net Pic

    Frozen wet loose from a couple of days ago.

    Locally, no new avalanche activity observed.


    YESTERDAY:

    Snowing in the valley Sunday morning.

    Snowing at 11:30 Hrs. By 14:00 Hrs we had 3 cm new at 1550 meters & 5 cm at 1650 meters.

    There were some awesome breaks in the weather yesterday afternoon.

    Shadows.

    Still fairly cloudy most of the day.

    Chutes filled in with wind in the morning.

    There were some decent turns to be had.

    Unsettled later in the afternoon.

    Sunday at around noon.

    Sunday afternoon.

    Big picture on Sunday.



Weather Observations for April 2, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -14, Winds were 25-45 KPH N    --Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -12, Winds were 10-20 KPH NNE--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -11, 3 cm of new, 8 cm in 24 hrs  Base 298 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters       -5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +5.7, 1.5 mm of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 hrs we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.




FORECAST:

High pressure will bring sunny skies this am in a Northwesterly flow aloft. The Freezing level will rise to about 1000 meters with daytime heating and drop back to surface tonight. We will see some cloud development in the afternoon with flurries expected by tonight. Westerly flow by tomorrow will bring overcast skies and periods of light snow for Tuesday. A series of weather systems with a rise in the FL will bring mostly overcast skies for the rest of the week.
Guesstimates: 4-6 cm by Tuesday morning, 4-6 cm by Wednesday morning, 1-3 by Thursday morning.


    GOES IR image this am.

    Clear & Cold.

    Sunny this am.

    Cloud this afternoon.


    Fronts on the coast.

    Overcast Tuesday.

    Periods of light snow.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Snowing at Nester's Weather Station Easter Morning.

    Avalanche Tours every day at 12:30.

    Alpine lifts were down for 30 min yesterday morning due to lightning strikes in the area.

   Nice snow in the afternoon.

    There were some April Fools Jokes.

    April Fools Joke.


Alex Gibbs
April 1 at 8:47am
So we were touring on the Duffey this weekend and stopped at the Joffre Lakes parking lot on the way out. There were BC Parks signs there introducing WiFi at the provincial parks. It currently requires a password, but I assume they'll be removing the password at some point. Now you can instagram secret zones right from the parking lot.  
Also, the skiing was pretty variable. There was some good snow out there, but it would switch between wind blown pow and wind crust. The March 21st layer was also present in several places, but how reactive it was was extremely variable.



ARTICLES:

Avalanche in the French Alps kills 1, injures 3: Chamonix

An avalanche has killed a man skiing in Lofoten: Norway

Vail Resorts announces their biggest purchase yet: Powder

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