13 Apr 2020

April 13, 2020


    Early Sunday morning, Lake partially refroze.

    Groundhog Day.

    -5.4 Deg C in the early am.

    Green Lake in the am.

    Tricouni Peak.

    Sunday April 12, 2020. 14:00 Hrs. +10 at 660 m. 1835 m -1.2 with a 5-15 NNE wind.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Easter Sunday.

    A few clouds appeared in the afternoon.

    End of the day.

Weather Observations for April 13, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -7, Winds were 40-55 KPH NNW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -7, Winds were 25-35 KPH N--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -5, Winds were 30-40 KPH N --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -5, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Round House
1650 meters    -5, 0 cm in 12 Hrs,   0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 246 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -3, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 169 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    -5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +11.7, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


The upper level ridge will bring yet another nice day in a Northerly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to almost 2000 meters, dropping back down to 1200 meters tonight. Will likely see some cloud slide into the area later today as a dry trough moves through the interior. Mix of sun and cloud for Tuesday morning, with less cloud by the afternoon, yes another dry nice spring day!! Ridge continues to dominate Wednesday and Thursday with the possibility of a weak trough pushing through on Friday. Early yet but might see 1-2 mm of needed precipitation!! If this keeps up April will be a very dry month. Guesstimates: No precipitation until at least Friday?!!

     GOES IR image from this am.

     Still an Omega Block. Mostly sunny today.

    Fronts along the coast.

     May see some cloud on Tuesday. Mix of sun and cloud.

     Ridge expands again on Wednesday, warmer temps.


    An avalanche has buried a man at Bargul Village in Northern India. Article below.      Net Pic

    No new avalanches observed on Whistler yesterday.

    Old activity on Armchair Glacier. It's been cold in the Alpine.

    Not much change on Triplex.


    Green Lake in the afternoon.

    Stayed cold in the alpine Saturday and Sunday.

    Snow looks wind affected from yesterday's strong North outflows.

    The spit and anywhere not in a park was very busy.

    False Face, Upper Chainsaw Ridge, 5-0.

    High in the valley yesterday was +11.7 Deg C.

    Local Submissions:

    Older slides on the North Shore Mountains. Image taken from Sunday.

    Lots of cornices, snow became isothermal as the day heated up.


Human triggered avalanche: Piute Crags


Man has been buried in an avalanche in Bargul Village: Northern India

Body of a man missing since December found in avalanche debris: Northern India

Salt Lake County SAR Team rescue injured backcountry skier: Big Cottonwood Canyon

Smaller snowpack may become the new normal: VailDaily

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