21 Apr 2020

April 21, 2020


    Stratus layer in the am.

    Clouds where not so happy when the sun came up.

    Whistler Peak.

    Warmed up quickly.

    Mount Currie.

    Armchair Glacier.

    Monday April 20, 2020. 14:00 Hrs.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Monday afternoon.

    Cornices are looking large.

    Cumulus clouds in the afternoon.

    Last light.

    A bit of colour at days end.

Weather Observations for April 21, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -2, Winds were 20-40 KPH SSW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -2, Winds were 20-30 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1860 meters     0, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters     0, Winds were 15-30 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters   +2, 0 cm in 12 Hrs,   0 cm in 24 Hrs, Base 222 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters   +2, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 153 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +15.1, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

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


A weak trough pushes through today with periods of light precipitation in a Westerly flow aloft. Cooler weather over the next few days with the freezing level hovering in the 1800 m range dropping down to 1500 meters tonight. A more potent trough arrives for Wednesday with more light precipitation. Should see a decrease in the precipitation on Thursday with some lingering cloud as a weak ridge attempts to build.  Mostly cloudy Friday with some light precipitation later in the afternoon. Enough rain over the weekend to make a difference in our dried out forests. Showers on Monday and Tuesday before the ridge returns. Guesstimates: 1-4 mm by Wednesday morning, 2-4 mm by Thursday morning, trace-2 mm by Friday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Low begins pushing South with a weak trough arriving later this am.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Low continues to dominate with a weak trough pushing through.

     Weak ridging for Thursday but the low will keep pushing it South.


    Vehicle struck by an avalanche in Kashmir. Article below.                                                   Net Pic

    No new avalanches observed, but some new snowballing.

    Some wet loose yesterday.


    Monday morning had some awesome reflections on Green Lake.

    Stratus layer burned off fairly quickly.

    Bears are out grazing on grass.

    And skunk cabbage, yum, yum!!!

    River of Golden Dreams is getting some traffic.

    High yesterday in the valley was +15.1 Deg C.

    Sunset was at 20:13 Hrs.

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Search continues for buried victim: Northern India

Wild horses take over Ski Resort: Sierra Nevada


An avalanche has struck a vehicle: Kashmir

Snowpack will become an unreliable predictor of drought in Western U.S.: CPR News

Two-way radios key to Rico avalanche rescue: The Journal

Skier miraculously escapes avalanche in Colorado: OutThere

Report from Montana: GNFAC

Search still continues to find farmer buried in an avalanche in Bargul Village: Himachal Pradesh

Strange New World--Ski Touring news update, April 2020: WildSnow

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