14 Apr 2020

April 14, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Blue Bird early Monday morning.

    Shot taken later in the morning, new ice had already melted.

    High thin cloud in the afternoon.


    Alta Lake is breaking up quickly as well.

    Monday April 14, 2020. 16:00 Hrs. + 14 at 660 m. At 1835 +4.9 with a 10-25 WSW wind.


    Satellite Image from same timeframe as above. Note the clouds moving in from the low.

     Big picture Monday afternoon. High is still very large.

    Evening reflection.

    Nice light at the end of the day but not much Alpenglow.

    A few clouds to our South.


Weather Observations for April 14, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -1, Winds were 10-20 KPH NNW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters     0, Winds were 15-30 KPH NNW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters   +1, Winds were   5-10 KPH N --Rendezvous 
1835 meters   +1, Winds were 15-20 KPH WNW--Round House
1650 meters     0, 0 cm in 12 Hrs,   0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 244 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters   +1, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 169 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +14.6, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

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


FORECAST:

Ridge of high pressure and front pushing through central B.C. will bring a mix of sun and cloud in a dry Northerly flow aloft. Should see more sun than cloud as the day progresses. The freezing level will rise to 2400+ meters and drop back down to 1800 meters overnight. Ridge strengthens Wednesday with mostly sunny skies. A mix of sun and cloud will be the norm into early next week.  Long term models have some precipitation arriving next Monday night into Tuesday. Guesstimates: no precipitation until next week. Enjoy the nice weather while it is here!!!


    GOES IR image from this am.


     Mix of sun and cloud for today, more sun later in the day.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Sunny on Wednesday, High strengthens.





    High still in control on Thursday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    No new avalanches observed on Whistler yesterday.

     Old activity, next few days may bring back a small wet loose cycle.

    No new activity on Triplex.

    Maybe a bit more snow balling on Armchair Glacier.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Green lake is breaking up very quickly.

    Green Lake Monday morning.

    Don't cry, eventually someone will carve your tears away!!

    Melt freeze process still happening in the valley Lakes.

    Bears are out and about.

    My feet are so red hot I have to cool down!!

    Snow is melting quickly in the valley. +14.6 Deg C the High yesterday.

    Common Merganser < click for info

    Geese are back and defecating everywhere possible.

    Awesome evening Monday.



Local Submissions:

No submissions today.


VIDEOS:

Year in review: Utah Avalanche Center

When police get involved for trespassing on: Ski Resorts


ARTICLES:

More details on the avalanche that happened  at Piute Crags on Saturday, very lucky: California

Fernie ISSW Conference rescheduled: October 3-8 2021

Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, 2020 Summary: April 13, 2020

Skier Compaction--Is it Real?: WildSnow

Risk VS Rewards: Sam Smoothy

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