24 Apr 2018

April 24, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Avalanche in South Creek. Cornice collapsed top right by small rock pinnacle. Doug Arnott Pic

    Location where the cornice collapsed.                                                            Doug Arnott Image

                     Different perspective. Nasty ride!                               Doug Arnott Image

    Approx 1000' Fall from cornice to bottom of run out.                                  Doug Arnott Pic

    Location where on individual was dug out by Helicopter pilot.                     Doug Arnott Pic

    Near Mount Baker.                                                                                 Youliana Tichrlova Image


    Wet loose from yesterday.

    YESTERDAY:

    The Wizard is being taken apart.

    Plowing the roads.

    Lots of tracks on Fissile.

    Many tourers enjoying Overlord Glacier.

    Another awesome day in the mountains.

    Winter in the alpine, summer in the valley.

    Monday afternoon.

    Big picture Monday.



Weather Observations for April 24, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters      0, Winds were 15-25 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    +2, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE--Rendevous
1550 meters    +1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs  Base 230 cm --Catskinner
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +19.3, trace of precip recorded yest


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have some high scatterd cloud to the North and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

Upper level ridge will bring mostly sunny skies to the area in a Southerly Flow aloft. Some cloud development today with the FL rising to 3000+ meters. No change until Friday night when an upper level low will bring some precipitation into the weekend. More on that as we get closer.
Guesstimates: No precip. Wear lots of sun screen and enjoy the amazing spring skiing.


    GOES IR image from this am. Cloud moving onto the coast.


    High with warmer temperatures.

    Another nice day.

    May see some clouds later.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Looking sunny for Wednesday.

    Sunny and Hot.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    From the winds a couple of days ago.

    The terrain has shrunken.

    All three participants at once.

    Hotdogers!! Julia Smart came out the top doger.

    Important too know where the closures are.


    From South Coast Touring:

                                                             Youliana Tichelova Image

Youliana Tichelova
Deep instabilities in Mt. Baker area. I believe this is Hadley peak or the unnamed summit just south of it. Photos taken on Sunday from Table mountain area. Hopefully, the heat wave will heal those and take care of the humongous cornices.


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