7 Apr 2019

April 7, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Saturday morning  was moist.

    Snow line Saturday morning was at around 1200 meters.

    Saturday morning in the alpine.

    Wind was howling at the blowhole yesterday afternoon, at 12:15 at 2240 meters it  was 130 KPH.

    Wet in the town centre near the end of the day.

    Mid mountain cloud layer.

    There were some breaks with good visibility in the afternoon.

    Saturday afternoon.

    Snowing hard in the afternoon.

    Wet near the end of the day in the valley.

    GOES IR image from 18:30 Hrs.


Weather Observations for April 7, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -7, Winds were 30-35 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -6, Winds were 30-35 KPH E--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -5, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE--Rendevous
1835 meters     -4, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     -4, 13 cm of new, 23 cm in 24 hrs, Base 253 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -4,  6 cm of new, 13 cm in 24 hrs, Base 159 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    +2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.2, 6.4 mm of precip recorded yest


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



FORECAST:


Unsettled weather for today, mostly cloudy with the chance of some flurries in a Southwest Flow loft. Will likely see some breaks later this afternoon with the FL spiking to 1500 meters, dropping down tonight to 800 meters. Weak ridge builds for Monday, strengthening Tuesday but becoming unsettled as the day progresses. Another weak front is forecasted for Wednesday with an unsettled pattern developing into next weekend. Guesstimates: Trace-2 cm by Monday morning


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Possible flurries with overcast conditions for the am, breaks later today. Cooler






    Fronts along the coast.

    High pressure moves in, at least it is still on the cool side for Monday.





    High takes over Tuesday.

    Low to the North sends weak frontal band for Wednesday. FL spikes at 1600 meters.





    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    1F-4F windslab yesterday.

    Avalanche control yesterday produced Sz 1-2 Sc, Sr, Xc, Xe. Mostly Sz 1-1.5.





    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Sun was trying to poke through in the morning.

    Skiing was very nice in the morning on certain aspects and features.

    Pow!!!

    Cornices are continuing to grow.

    Meet me at the light board.

    Avalanche hazard up to Considerable.

    Base of 242 cm as of 14:00 hrs at Pig Alley. 10 cm of new snow.

 

    Nester's weather station Saturday afternoon, + 4.2 deg was the high.

    Big picture Saturday afternoon.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Report:

Disease: April 6, 2019


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