15 Apr 2019

April 15, 2019


   YESTERDAY:

    Sunrise was at 06:21 Hrs.

    08:30 Hrs Sunday morning, -6 Deg C winds were 25-40 KPH from the SW.

    Obscured visibility at the peak. Same time frame -9 Deg C, winds were 35-45 KPH from the SSW.

    Awesome morning on Vancouver Island.

    Snowing lightly at 12:30 Hrs.


    Some dark cloud later in the am.

    Showers in CR in the afternoon.

    Image from Sunday afternoon.

    Just before sunset Sunday.

    Overcast skies at sunset 20:03 Hrs. -7 Deg C.



Weather Observations for April 15, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -9, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -9, Winds were 5-15 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -8, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     -8, 4 cm of new, 4 cm in 24 hrs, Base 246 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -6, 2 cm of new, 3 cm in 24 hrs, Base 172 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +6?, ? mm of precip recorded yest


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


FORECAST:

A split flow will bring unsettled weather for today in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will hover in the 1600 meter range with no precipitation expected. Weak ridging overnight and into tomorrow morning will bring clear skies and the FL should drop to around 1000 meters tonight. A weak front pushes onshore Tuesday afternoon with overcast skies and light precipitation. A series of warm frontal bands will bring light to moderate precipitation to the area into Saturday. Warmest days will be Wednesday and Thursday with some cooling by Friday. Guesstimates: 0 cm by Tuesday morning, 2-6 by Wednesday morning, 4-6 cm above 1700 meters by Thursday morning.




    GOES IR image from this am.


    Split flow with low to the North and one to the South, unsettled weather for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    Low will eventually bring some periods of light precip Tuesday afternoon.






     Overcast as the low sends a weak front with the high mixing in some warm temperatures.


    Warm and wet for Thursday as well.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Yesterday, some AC with Sz 1-1.5 Xe, Sc, Xt. Natural cornice release reported, and Sz 1 Na.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Unsettled Sunday morning, looks like nice conditions on the cord.

    Dry winter snow on Horstman Glacier.

    Busy day at the Roundhouse on Sunday afternoon.

    Revelstoke Grizzlies won the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday defeating the Victoria Cougars 5-1.

    Big picture Sunday afternoon.


ARTICLES:

What to pack on a Multi-Day Backcountry Trip: SavyTouring

Visiting ski patrollers enjoyed getting out of their comfort zone during a season in Aspen: Colorado

Think that the Norwegians do not have much knowledge about avalanche risk: Norway

Remembering a Skier--Tony Saracelli's Last Run: Montana

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