5 Apr 2018

April 5, 2018


    An avalanche has killed a skier in the Valais Area, Switzerland. Article below.                  Net Pic

    An avalanche has killed a ski tourer in Hohe Worte, Austria. Article Below.                        Net Pic

    Dry loose Sz 1 yesterday. Sc produced no slab avalanches..

    Slab avalanche from a couple of days ago.

    Large Glide Crack.

    Locally, not much to report. Xe -Sz 1 Cornice, Xe Sz 1 soft slab. Xc Sz 1.5


    Wednesday morning Whistler.

    Clouds were rolling in Wednesday morning.

    Blue Bird Wednesday morning in Pemberton.

    Playground for a session. Old Fracture lines.

    Hana Beaman, Trickster!

    Leanne Pelosi sending it!!

    Mary Rand in the Mountains!!

    Clouds Northeast of Pemberton in the afternoon.

    Peak of Whistler obscured later in the afternoon.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    Big Picture Wednesday. Somethings brewing in the Pacific.

Weather Observations for April 5, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -3, Winds were 35-45 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 10-25 KPH SE--Roundhouse
1660 meters     -3, 5 cm of new, 5 cm in 24 hrs  Base 303 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +1, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +7.6, 0.4 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have overcast skies, variable visibility and snowing lightly.


A slow moving warm front will bring periods of light snowfall above 1500 meters in a Southwest Flow aloft. The freezing level could reach 1800 meters today. Similar day on Friday with the FL rising to 2000 meters and we can expect around 10 mil of rain at the weather plots, snow above 1800 meters. Models are inconsistent at this time so Saturday and Sunday are difficult to forecast at this time. Likely overcast on Saturday with periods of light precipitation and a slowly descending FL. Sunday may be unsettled. More on the weekend by tomorrow.
Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Friday morning, 2cm 10 mil by Saturday morning depending on FL, 10-15 cm by Sunday morning depending on FL, 1-3 cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image this am.

    Low is in the drivers seat today.

    Warm front for today.

    Cold front tonight.

    Fronts along the coast.

    More light precipitation.

    May see some breaks by Friday night.


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    Old pinwheeling and debris from a Slab avalanche in the past 24-48 Hrs.

    Snow was amazing.

    Nice light in the morning.

    Cloudier in the afternoon.

    Birkenhead Lake just beginning to melt.

    Big Sky is getting Green.

    Hana Beaman can send it!!

    Cornices will become interesting if the FL goes up to 2000 Meters.

Some articles written about a kindred spirit- Lisa Korthals:

Telling the Bees of the Legend of Lisa: Jennie Helmer

B.C. Ski Pioneer Lisa Korthals, who tackled descents that women never had before: National Post

Lisa Korthrals: Forever Missed


An Avalanche has killed a skier on Tochuhorn in Valais Area: Switzerland

Skier dies from injuries after an avalanche in Austria: Hohe Worte

Great winter, Financial feud shuts down Crans-Montana: Switzerland

Algae, impurities darken Greenland Ice Sheet and intensify melting: Science Daily

Brutal winter spurs province to boost highway safety measures: British Columbia

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