8 Apr 2019

April 8, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Snow line at around 1100 meters.

    A nice hole in the am.

    Thick dark cloud to the SW in the morning.

    Another hole at around 12:30.

    Thin upper level cloud.

    Visibility was challenging at times.

    Sunday Afternoon.



Weather Observations for April 8, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     -7, Winds were 15-25 KPH ESE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     -6, Winds were 20-30 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     -5, Winds were   5-10 KPH E--Rendevous
1835 meters     -6, Winds were   5-10 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters     -4, Trace of new, 1 cm in 24 hrs, Base 241 cm--Pig Alley
1565 meters     -4, 0 cm of new, trace in 24 hrs, Base 167 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters     -2, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +8.8, 0.2 mm of precip recorded yest


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


FORECAST:

An upper level trough will bring unsettled weather today with some showers this afternoon in a Westerly flow aloft. The FL will likely rise to 1600+ meters. A weak ridge builds for Tuesday with a mix of sun and cloud. A weak front will bring showers to the area on Wednesday into Thursday morning with more unsettled weather Thursday afternoon into Friday. As of now there is another weak front expected on Saturday.  Guesstimates: trace-2 cm by Tuesday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    Low and High will bring unsettled weather for today.





    Fronts along the coast.

    High builds for tomorrow.





    Low to the North will bring in some cloud and light precipitation.

     High and low will bring more unsettled weather for Thursday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, avalanche control yesterday produced mostly Sz 1 Xe, Xl. A few Sz 2's.

    Pinwheeling when the sun did come out.

    Hwy 50 Lake Tahoe Area. Article below.                                                                       ECSO Pic




    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Powder to the people.



    There were some nice pow turns to be had.

    Spanky's Ladder was busy.

    Sunday afternoon.



ARTICLES:

Avalanche danger extremely high in Southern Washington: Cascades

Hwy 50 open after snow slides snarl traffic: Lake Tahoe

Avalanche damages two houses in Lahaul-Spiti: Northern India

Strategic Digging--Research finds a better way to save someone stuck in a tree well: CBC News

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