27 Apr 2020

April 27, 2020


    Overcast early Sunday morning.

    A few showers in the am.

    Cool & Moist

    Sunday April 26, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 7 at 660 m. -2.5 with a 10-20 KPH SE wind at 1835m.

    Satellite image from the same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture on Sunday at around noon.

    Later in the day, cloudy and dry for most of the day.

    Wedge later in the afternoon.

Weather Observations for April 27, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -4, Winds were 50-70 KPH SW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -4, Winds were 60-80 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -3, Winds were 20-45 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -2, Winds were 10-30 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters     0, 7.5 mm in 12 Hrs, 7.7 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 228 cm? --Pig Alley
1560 meters    -1, 6.1 mm in 12 Hrs, 6.3 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 149 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +3, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +10.1, 0.6 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have broken cloud and variable visibility.


A cold front is pushing through early this morning with periods of light precipitation in a Westerly flow aloft. Some showers and unsettled weather for most of the day as a weak ridge to the South tries to have some influence on the low out in the Pacific. The freezing level will rise to around 1500 meters, dropping back down to 1000 meters tonight.  Showers should ease tonight with cloudy dry weather into Tuesday afternoon. A weak front will bring periods of light precipitation Tuesday afternoon drying out by the evening. Another front on Wednesday afternoon with light/moderate precipitation into early Thursday morning. Drier on Thursday with unsettled weather into Friday. another stronger trough arrives Saturday into Sunday. Looking like drier weather next week.
Guesstimates: 2-4 mm by Tuesday morning, 2-6 mm by Wednesday morning, 10-16 mm by Thursday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

      Unsettled today, high trying to push into the low. Mix of sun and cloud and some showers.

    Fronts along the coast.

      Low will send periods of light rain on Tuesday.

      Wetter on Wednesday, low is just off the coast.


    An avalanche in the Alborz Mountains in Tehran has killed a climber: Article below.      Net Pic

    Locally a few sz 1 Na Nc.

    A few storm slab Na Sz 1. Cornice noses failing.


     Earth day was on Wednesday April 22, 2020.

    See bears every day lately.

    Dark-Eyed Junco

    Skunk cabbage is thriving in the wet weather.

    Female & Male Bufflehead Ducks.


Skier triggers avalanche on April 24, 2020: Wet loose near Vail

Serious Biking Skills: Violalovescycling


Iranian climber Sadeghzadeh killed in an avalanche: Tehran

Bodies of 2 South Korean trekkers recovered in Nepal: Kathmandu

Italy using snow guns to disinfect towns in preparation for relaxed lockdown measures: SnowBrains

Should we pay Ski Patrollers more??: SnowBrains

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