13 Apr 2019

April 13, 2019


    Early Friday morning.

    Sunrise was at 06:26 Hrs on Friday.

    Looking East from Campbell River.

    Clouds did move in the am.

    Awesome day for the Sudan Couloir Race.                                                         Greg Dixon Image

    Peak at 11:00 Hrs, -3 Deg C.

    Great day to be in the mountains.                                                                           Mike Lloyd Pic

    17:00 Hrs +1 at 1860 meters.

Weather Observations for April 13, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -6, Winds were 70-85 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -5, Winds were 45-60 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -3, Winds were 25-40 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -3, Winds were 15-35 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -1, 2 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs, Base 238 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -2, 2 cm of new, 2 cm in 24 hrs, Base 165 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    +3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +13.3, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have obscured skies, variable visibility and its snowing lightly.


A weak front will pass through today in a West-Northwest flow aloft. Light precipitation with moderate winds and the FL hovering just below the 1500 meter range. An upper trough will bring periods of light precipitation and overcast skies for Sunday in a Westerly flow aloft. As of now looks unsettled for Monday with some weak ridging before another weak disturbance pushes in for Tuesday. The rest of the week looks unsettled with spring like conditions.
Guesstimates: 5-10 cm by Sunday morning, 2-4 cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low to our North sending a warm front our way followed by a cold front. 

    Fronts along the coast.

    Upper trough for Sunday.

     Weak High for Monday.

     Weak front for Tuesday.


    An avalanche buried a woman on the Great White Hump, WY. Article below.            TCSAR Pic

    Update on the avalanche on Mount Washington. Article Below.                  Ski The Whites Image

    Locally,  a couple of Sz 1 Sc, Na dry, running on MFcr. Several Sz 1 Na Wet Loose reported.


    Snow still looks great on the Horstman Glacier.

    Looking back towards the Coastal Mountains.

          Tracks in Sudan Couloir.                                                                           Shelli Dixon Pic

    Does not look like it was very busy on Friday.

    Looking West from Campbell River in the afternoon.

    Sudan Couloir                                                                                                           Greg Dixon Pic


A woman was buried in an avalanche with her transceiver off: North of Teton Pass

Update on the Avalanche Fatality at Mount Washington, NH.: Raymond's Cataract

Caught and partially buried on Oakes Gulf Avalanche: Mount Washington

What is the present avalanche risk in the French Alps: The Telegraph

Spring conditions elevate avalanche danger: Montana

Avalanche numbers at record low in Scotland: Press & Journal

No reason to worry yet about a draught in the Pacific North West: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

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