19 Apr 2020

April 19, 2020


    Early Saturday morning.

    Another awesome day in the bubble.

    Looking Northeast.

    Mount Currie.

    Still snow right down to the valley.

    Saturday April 18, 2020. 12:00 Hrs +16 at 660 m. +4.6 with a 5-15 SSW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above photo.

    Big picture Saturday.

    Mostly cloudy mid afternoon.

    Awesome cloud activity in the afternoon.

    Last Light. Sunset was at 20:10 Hrs.

Weather Observations for April 19, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -2, Winds were 0-10 KPH NW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -2, Winds were 5-15 KPH SW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     0, Winds were calm KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters     0, Winds were 5-10 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters   +1, 0 cm in 12 Hrs,   0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 228 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters   +2, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 158 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +17.4, 00 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 hs we have overcast skies and unlimited visibility.


Unsettled this am as a weak low slowly exits to the South and the ridge begins to rebuild. Northerly flow aloft with the freezing level rising to around 2300 meters, and possibly higher. Less clouds and more sunny breaks as the day progresses. Mostly sunny and warm on Monday. Unsettled on Tuesday morning with the Aleutian low beginning to send prefrontal clouds before a series of weak shortwave troughs push through into the weekend. A mix of sun, cloud, and showers can be expected prior to a real wet storm arriving on Sunday.  Guesstimates: 0 mm by Monday morning, 0-trace mm by Tuesday morning, 3-5 mm by Wednesday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     High and the low figuring it out. Unsettled for the am with more sun as the day moves along.

    Fronts along the coast.

     High will bring mostly sunny weather for Monday.

      Impressive low will bring unsettled weather for Tuesday.


    Utah Avalanche Center < click for details on recent avalanche activity.

    Active cycle in Utah.

    Recent wet loose on Blackcomb.

    So filled in. Cornices are drooping. Spring diurnal weather with some small wet loose activity.


    Wedge with thicker clouds to the East..

    Canada Trail View.

    Greater Yellowlegs?? Green Lake

    Cumulus clouds in the afternoon.

    Huge cumulus cloud over Blackcomb.

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Avalanche near Neelum Valley: Kashmir


Identity, cause of death released for Red Peak Avalanche Victim: Colorado

40 human triggered avalanches in the past few days: Utah Avalanche Center

From REI--Avalanches, Part 1: The Basics

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