23 Apr 2020

April 23, 2020


    Cloudy & gray early Wednesday morning. Light rain started at around 11:00 Hrs.

    Green Lake.

    Wednesday April 22, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. +7 at 660 m. 0 with a 5-10 KPH East wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Wednesday just before noon.

    Light rain at 13:00 Hrs.

    Weather improved in the afternoon, nice day on the Lakes.

    Some people were swimming.

    Some towering cumulus clouds at days end.

Weather Observations for April 23, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -4, Winds were 20-40 KPH NNW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -3, Winds were 20-30 KPH W--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -1, Winds were 10-20 KPH NNE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -1, Winds were 10-25 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters     0, 0.7 mm in 12 Hrs, 1.9 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 220 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters     0, 0.5 mm in 12 Hrs, 1.5 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 149 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +6, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +12.7, 0.5 mm of precip yesterday.

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


A weak trough is exiting with a weak ridge building for unsettled weather in a North Westerly flow aloft. The freezing level could easily reach 2000 meters today dropping back down to 1500 meters by tonight. Low will send a weak trough for tomorrow with periods of light precipitation starting later in the am into Saturday morning. A more vigorous trough pushes onshore Saturday morning with light/moderate precipitation and cooler temperatures. A little less rain on Sunday as the cool wet pattern continues into early next week. Guesstimates: 0 mm by Friday morning, 1-3 mm by Saturday morning, 5-20 mm by Sunday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Ridge getting pushed South but strong enough for unsettled weather today.

    Fronts along the coast.

     High getting pushed further South, weak trough with showers for Friday.

          Low will finally send a series of wet cool troughs for the weekend.


    No new avalanches observed locally.

    Old wet loose in West Bowl.


    No wind on Green Lake.

    Shower in the late afternoon. Nesters weather station recorded 0.5 mm yesterday.

    Showers help but the forest floor is very dry.

    New crop of skunk cabbage.

    Cheakamus has risen slightly, will be interesting to compare it after the rain on the weekend.

Local Submissions:

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Fraser valley farm forecast with meteorologist: David Jones

Abandoned ski resorts: Colorado


Search for missing farmer stopped: Lahaul Avalanche

How to avoid and survive an avalanche: SnowBrains

SAR groups urge caution if using backcountry: Cache Creek Journal

Avalanche conditions in: Tirol Area

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