22 Apr 2019

April 22, 2019


    Just before sunrise which was at 06:07 Hrs Sunday morning.

    10:00 Hrs, +2 Deg C with 5-10 KPH winds from the South.

    13:30 Hrs getting cloudier as the day progresses.

    At 13:30 Hrs at 2180 meters it was -1 Deg C.

    19:00 Hrs -2 Deg C.

    Sunset in Christchurch, BB.

Weather Observations for April 22, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -4, Winds were 30-45 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -4, Winds were 45-60 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -2, Winds were 10-25 KPH S--Rendevous
1835 meters     -2, Winds were 20-35 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters    +1, 1 cm of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 226 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters    +1, trace of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 161 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    +7, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +14, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest


An upper trough on the coast will eventually send a weak front into our area today into Tuesday morning in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will hover in the 2000 meter level, with a small drop to 1800 metes tonight. A weak ridge starts to build Tuesday night into Thursday morning for unsettled weather with warm temperatures. Another weak ridge for Friday with more sun than cloud before another weak front on Saturday. Guesstimates: 4-8 mm at16450 meters, wet snow in the alpine by Tuesday morning, 2-6 mm by Wednesday morning with wet snow in the alpine.

GOES IR image from this am.

    Upper trough to the North will send a weak frontal band through today.

    Fronts along the Coast.

    Upper trough for most of Tuesday, weak ridging Tuesday night.

    High pressure with some cloud for Wednesday.

    Low sends cloud our way Thursday as the high retreats.


    An avalanche at Tete de Bossetan has killed a ski tourer. Article below.                         Net Pic

    Update on the Sz 2.5 avalanche on Des Poilus Glacier. Article below.               Parks Canada Pic

    Locally, no new avalanches observed.


    High thin cloud Sunday morning.

    Clouds building to the West. +2 Deg C at the top of GE chair.

    13:30 Hrs Sunday afternoon.

    Just before sunset, Blackcomb is closing Monday April 22, 2019.


Ski Tourer killed by avalanche near Samoens: France

Another Canadian Rockies Avalanche, another creitically injured: Gripped

Three climbers recoverd from Howse Peak: April 21, 2019

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