6 Apr 2018

April 6, 2018


    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche on Mt d'Areng has killed a French Mountaineer. Article below.              Net Pic

    A woman has been hospitalzed after an avalanche at Sentinal Pass near Lake Louise.    Net Pic

    Locally, Sc Sz 1 loose dry. Sc Sz 1 wet loose in the pm.



    YESTERDAY:


    Snowing to the valley Thursday morning.

    No wind at 08:00 Hrs.

    Light snow at treeline, variable visibility.

    Tree skiing improved as the morning progressed. Eventually the snow became moist.

    Visibility in the alpine was difficult.

    16:30 Hrs, temperature was -1, winds were 20-30 KPH from the SE.

    Thursday afternoon.

    Big picture Thursday afternoon.



Weather Observations for April 6, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -1, Winds were 40-50 KPH S --Whistler Peak
1835 meters      0, Winds were 10-35 KPH SE--Roundhouse
1660 meters    +1, 1 cm of new, 5 cm in 24 hrs  Base 305 cm --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +4.9, 6.0 mm of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:

A lull in the warm moist flow today in a Westerly flow loft. We can expect unsettled weather (mostly cloudy) with periods of light precipitation. The freezing level will likely go to 2000 meters this afternoon, dropping back down to 1200 meters by tonight. Another weak frontal band for Saturday with light precipitation and the FL reaching 1700 meters.  Sunday and Monday are looking unsettled with a few showers and warm temperatures, as a weak dirty high builds..
Guesstimates: trace-2 cm By Saturday morning, 8-12 cm by Sunday morning, trace-1 cm by Monday morning, trace-2 cm by Tuesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low continues to send warm moist air our way.


    Mostly overcast with some showers.


    Unsettled, mostly cloudy.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Weak frontal band with another warm front.

    High Frezzing level.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Great turns to 1000 meters in the morning.

    The many layers of winter.

    Light snow for most of the day at 1860 meters. High of +2.5 yesterday at 16:00 Hrs.

    Snow became moist later in the day.


    14:30 Hrs on Thursday afternoon. Looking wet to the South. Very large atmospheric river!!




VIDEO FRIDAY:

Falling down: Tuckermans Ravine

Electric Ski Touring: Action Outdoors

Crazy Ski Crash: Chile



ARTICLES:

An avalanche has killed a mountaineer in the Haute Pyrenees: France

Women sent to hospital after being buried in an avalanche near Lake Louise: Sentinal Pass

Avalanche Accidents Double: Norway

Avalanche Terrain--Generating Travel Plans: Education

J2 Ski Snow Report: April 5, 2018

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