22 Apr 2020

April 22, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Mostly cloudy in the early am. Looked like it could rain!

    Still some big patches of blue!

    There were lots of nice breaks most of the day.

    Tuesday April 21, 2020. 16:00 Hrs. +11 at 660 m. +1 with a 20-25 SW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Tuesday afternoon.

    Really big picture tuesday afternoon.

    It eventually became overcast, but dry most of the day in the valley.



Weather Observations for April 22, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -3, Winds were 35-45 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -3, Winds were 30-40 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -1, Winds were 10-20 KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -1, Winds were 10-25 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters     0, 0.2 mm in 12 Hrs, 0.2 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 221 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters     0, 0.3 mm in 12 Hrs, 0.3 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 150 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +14.1, 0.1 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have overcast skies and variable visibility.


FORECAST:

Weak front again for today with periods of very light precipitation in a Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level will bounce from 1500 to 2000 and back down to 1500m. Thursday will be overcast with light showers in the am. Possibility to see some sunny breaks later this afternoon and by Thursday afternoon. Weak ridge builds later Thursday into friday with unsettled weather. Mother nature is keeping us on the dry side.  Still looking like a bit of a wet one on Saturday into Sunday but more on that as we get closer. Mixed bag early next week. Guesstimates: 1-3 mm by Thursday morning, trace-1 mm by Friday morning, 0 mm by Saturday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.

     Low pushing the high South with a weak front expected today.






    Fronts along the coast.

     Low still pushing, high pushing back Thursday afternoon on the South Coastal Mountains.





     High pushing but low is pretty big, unsettled for Friday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    No new avalanche observed locally, poor alpine visibility.

    Whistler in the am.



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Loon on Green Lake.

    Valley beavers are busy.

    Some of them have too much time!!

     Dipper on the Cheakamus River.

    Balls to the Walls Falls.

    An awesome day for a bike ride.

    High in the valley yesterday was +14.1 Deg C.


Local Submissions:

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VIDEOS:

Skier survives fast avalanche: France

Frantic digging of vehicle buried in an avalanche: Kashmir



ARTICLES:

Skier killed in Summit County avalanche was prepared. But strong winds and new snow created a deadly slab: Colorado

No trace of missing man as more avalanches hit Lahaul: Kashmir

15 Unreal events that happened at Ski Resorts: The Travel

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