1 May 2019

May 1, 2019


    Inbound to Vancouver over the Coastal Mountains Tuesday morning.

    View of coast range from Britannia Beach.

    There were a lot of clouds around in the afternoon.                                             Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Tantalus Range Tuesday afternoon.

    12:30 Hrs, -1.5 at 2180 meters with a N wind 10-15 KPH.

    Another awesome day of riding on Whistler Mountain.                                    Kary Firstbrook Pic                     
    19:30 Hrs, at 1835 meters with a W wind 20-30 KPH.

    20:45 hrs, sunset was at 20:28 hrs on Tuesday evening.

Weather Observations for May 1, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -4, Winds were 15-20 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters     -1, Winds were 15-20 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters     -1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 219 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +15.3, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


The upper ridge of high pressure parked over the Eastern Pacific will bring a dry Northwesterly flow aloft to our area past the weekend. A front to the east and associated low allow some cloud into our zone as well. The FL will likely peak at around 2000+ meters for today, dropping back down to just above surface tonight, with a similar outcome on Thursday as well. Unsettled weather for the next while, with some days being cloudier than others. There is a chance of some intermittent light precipitation for the next two days but depends on how much moisture the low pushes towards us. Still feeling like its going to stay dry. Time will tell.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Unsettled weather with the high and low pushing back and forth..

    Fronts along the coast.

    High and the low struggling it out over the South Coast.

    High off the coast with Arctic low to the East. Mix of sun and cloud for Friday.

    500 Mb image shows a Rex Block for the weekend.

    High with the arctic front close by for Saturday.


    Locally, no new avalanches were observed. Old debris in the weekend chutes.


    Still great skiing with the cooler temperatures.                                                 Kary Firstbrook Pic

    Still a few left overs Tuesday evening.

    Looks nice and smooth in Blackcomb Bowl.

    Unsettled over the Tantalus range Tuesday afternoon.

From Avalanche Canada MIN Reports:

McBride Ski Traverse: April 30, 2019


This expensive piece of winter gear is designed to save your life in an avalanche: Forbes

The average age of people dying in avalanches is increasing. Why?: Erich Peitzsch

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