14 Apr 2019

April 14, 2019


    08:30 Hrs Saturday morning.

    09:30 hrs at Whistler Peak.

    Rainy and windy on the Island.

    12:00 Hrs better visibility.

    18:00 Hrs obscured visibility.

Weather Observations for April 14, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -9, Winds were 30-45 KPH E--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -9, Winds were 30-45 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -6, Winds were 10-20 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters     -6, Winds were 20-40 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters     -4, 3 cm of new, 5 cm in 24 hrs, Base 244 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -4, 3 cm of new, 5 cm in 24 hrs, Base 171 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +6.8, 2.8 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and variable visibility.


The weak front pushed through this morning with mostly overcast skies in a Westerly flow aloft. Cool unsettled showery weather for today with the FL hovering around 1100 meters. A dirty ridge is forecasted for tomorrow with unsettled weather into early Tuesday morning. Models are inconsistent for the rest of the week but looks like a series of weak warm fronts will bring light precipitation with rising freezing levels into Friday. Thursday could see the FL rise to 2400 meters with moderate to heavy precip but more on that as the week progresses. Guesstimates: 2-4 cm by Monday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Weak front for today with periods of light rain. Cool temperatures.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Dirty ridge for tomorrow as the high tries to push in.

    Low to the North will send warm showery weather our way on Tuesday. Unsettled?

    Warm high to the South will mix with the low for warm wet unsettled conditions.


    Snowmobile accidental no injuries partial burial Blowdown yesterday N Asp- Dave Kelleher Pic

    Yesterday, Sc produced a few Sz 1 slabs. Na Sz 1-1.5 wet loose observed as well.


    That's a lot of kids.

    Busy at the roundhouse in the afternoon.

    Not many people on GE Saturday afternoon.

     After a mostly windy wet day, unsettled in CR at 17:00 Hrs.

    Art on the Boardwalk.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

Conditions at Kieth's Hut: April 12, 2019

Habrel Hut Area: April 13, 2019

Chief Pascal: April 13, 2019

From South Coast Touring:

Dave Kelleher
Machine accidental in the blowdown area yesterday. North aspect, 2200m. Windloaded recent storm snow over facets on the April 2 crust. 1 partial burial, no injuries.


Woman buried in avalanche released from hospital: Wyoming

Compton man identified as skier killed in avalanche at Tuckerman Ravine: Mt. Washington

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