18 Apr 2019

April 18, 2019

    YESTERDAY:

    Sunrise over Ontario from 30,000 Ft.

    Early Wednesday morning.

    12:30 Hrs Wednesday, -2 Deg C, 25-50 KPH from the SW.

    There were a few brief breaks yesterday.                                                           Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Multiple cloud layers.

    Wednesday afternoon.

    18:00 Hrs. Almost can see across the valley.

    19:00 Hrs not much change mostly overcast.


Weather Observations for April 18, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -1, Winds were 35-45 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -1, Winds were 40-50 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    +1, Winds were 20-35 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters    +1, Winds were 15-25 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters      0, 4 cm of new, 5 cm in 24 hrs, Base 240 cm--Pig Alley (6.9 mm)
1565 meters      0, 4 cm of new, 5 cm in 24 hrs, Base 170 cm--Catskinner (5.5 mm)
  660 meters    +5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +12.6, 0.8 mm of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:

A strong pacific frontal system will push into the area with light to moderate precipitation and moderate winds in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will rise to 2200 + meters, dropping back down to 1400 meters by Friday night.  The front will ease off Friday morning with a ridge building for the afternoon into the weekend with seasonably mild temperatures. Wet, warm, and windy until sunny weather for the weekend. More wet weather on the way for early next week.
Guesstimates: 15-25 mm by Friday morning, 10-15 mm by Saturday morning. Heavy wet snow in the alpine.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low to the North will send moderate precip with moderate winds for today.

     500 MB image for this afternoon.







    Fronts along the coast.


    North Pacific.


    High pushes in Friday morning into the afternoon.







    High strengthens for Saturday.

    Warm high over the area for Sunday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, not much to report, 1 Sz 1 Sa wet slab on steep NW aspect.





    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Mostly cloudy with unlimited visibility at 12:30 Hrs Wednesday.

    In the alpine.                                                                                                          Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Pay attention to what is above you!!

    Looking up at the Saddle.                                                                                    Kary Firstbrook Pic

    In the valley it was +11 Deg C at noon.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.

    Overcast later in the afternoon.


ARTICLES:

No more funding, no more forecasts: VIAC

Mt Bachelor Ski Patroller triggers avalanche, brifly buried: Oregon

Tips for Backcountry Skiing in the Spring: HikeforPow

Plans revealed for new 3.5bn Ski Resort just 45 minutes from Whistler: The Telegraph

Meet the guys who want to build a ski resort without the chairlifts: Adventure Journal

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