16 Apr 2019

April 16, 2019


    Early Monday morning, stratus cloud layer to the NW.

    First light. -7.8 Deg C 30-45 KPH winds from the South.

    Monday morning.

    Looking up Georgia Strait at around noon.

    Broken cloud on Monday afternoon locally.

    Convective cloud over Mount Currie.

    Full Moon is on April 19, 2019. Less cloud later in the day.

Weather Observations for April 16, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -8, Winds were 20-25 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -8, Winds were 25-30 KPH E--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -5, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     -6, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 244 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 169 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +11.2, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have scattered cloud and unlimited visibility.


A weak front will bring increasing cloud and periods of light precipitation later this morning/afternoon in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will rise to just below 1800 meters and drop back down to 1400 meters tonight. The front will continue into Wednesday with light precipitation, moderate winds and a rising FL. (2000+ meters). A more active warm front pushes in for Thursday after a lull Wednesday night with moderate to heavy precipitation, moderate to strong winds and the FL hovering in the 2000 meter range. Weak ridging for Friday will bring unsettled weather. The ridge strengthens for Saturday into Sunday with mostly sunny skies.

Guesstimates: 4-8 cm of snow above 1700 meters by Wednesday morning, 5-10 cm of new snow above 2000 meters by Thursday morning, 15-25 cm above 2000 meters by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low will send cloud and precipitation our way later this am.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Warm westerly flow with light precip for Wednesday.

    Warm Westerly flow with moderate to heavy precip for Thursday.

    High starts to build on Friday.


    Skier triggered sz 2 avalanche. Skier involved in slide, but able to ski out of it with no burial. Noel area north of Hope             Creek. 1m crown of winter snow ran on sun crust. Snow became very reactive with solar affect. Toby Salin Photo

                                                                                                                                                            Toby Salin Photo

    Recent Sz 1 Na

    Recent Sz 2 Na.

    Recent Sz 1 wet loose

    Locally, Sz 1 and less moist loose on solar aspects. Sz1 loose dry Sc Xe yesterday morning.


    Sunrise was at 06:19 Hrs Monday morning.

   11:00 Hrs, -2.4 calm variable winds.

    Small Orca in Howe Sound.

    Tantalus Glacier.

    Spine lines.

    Seracs on Miller Glacier.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

North Facing Powder: April 15, 2019


Backcountry skier rescued after injury in Size 1 Avalanche: Washington State

Evacuation on Svalbard due to increased avalanche risk: Norway

Wilderness Lodge proposed for Brohm Ridge: Squamish

Snowboarder shares First hand account of his near-catastropic backcountry trek: Brush with Death

Arvra reveals Evo 5: Compact Avalanche Beacon

Paraglider spends cold night on Vancouver Island Mountain Range: Beaufort Range

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