19 Apr 2019

April 19, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Sunrise was at 06:13 hrs on Thursday morning.

    Snow in the trees.

    +5 Deg in the valley in the am.

    Moist wet at 12:00 Hrs. +3.3 Deg C,  20-40 KPH SE at 1860 Meters.

    Some wet snow at 1835 meters in the afternoon.

    18:30 Hrs.



Weather Observations for April 19, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -1, Winds were 45-60 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -1, Winds were 35-50 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    +1, Winds were 15-30 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters    +1, Winds were 10-15 KPH Var--Round House
1650 meters    +2, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 234 cm--Pig Alley 13.7 mm of rain
1565 meters    +2, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 165 cm--Catskinner 7.7 mm of rain
  660 meters    +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +7.4, 16.5 mm of precip recorded yest

Maximum wind gust early this am was 120 KPH at 03:30 Hrs.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies, variable visibility and light rain.



FORECAST:

A weakening front will bring overcast conditions and light precipitation in a West to Southwesterly flow aloft. The Fl will top out at around 2000 meters. Ridging for early Saturday morning will bring mostly sunny skies for Saturday with warm temperatures and the FL hovering in the 2200 meter range. The ridge breaks down on Sunday for unsettled weather before the next frontal band moves in for Monday into Tuesday. Warm temperatures will prevail into the middle of next week.
Guesstimates: 2-6 mm by Saturday morning.



    GOES IR image from this am.


     Low continues to end clouds our way for Friday. Warm!!!





    Fronts along the coast.


    High builds for Saturday with warm sunny weather.





    Low from the North will bring unsettled weather for Sunday as the High breaks down.

    Low will send another front our way Monday. Still warm!!!




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed three climbers on Howse Peak, article below.            David Lama Pic



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Obscured in the alpine yesterday.

    Wet, warm and windy.

    Max temperature of +7.4 in the valley yesterday.


VIDEO FRIDAYS:

Slab Avalanche: Spanish Pyrenees

Wet Avalanche: Russia

Snow Devil: Colorado

Avalanche Control: Mammoth Mtn.



ARTICLES:

3 believed killed in Banff National Park Avalanche: Global News

The Final countdown: Avalanche Canada

Watch out for un-exploded avalanche charges: CDOT to Hikers

Avalanche warning and Info: Chamonix

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