30 Apr 2020

April 30, 2020


    Early Wednesday morning.

    No reflection in the am.

    Pre frontal Clouds.

    Got dark once the front arrived.

    Did not take long to start raining.

    River of Golden Dreams.

    Wednesday April 29, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. +7 at 660m. +3.1 with a 20-40 SE wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as yesterday.

    Big picture Wednesday afternoon.

    A few breaks in the rain Wednesday afternoon.

    Very wet later in the day.

    Dark, wet, and grey.

Weather Observations for April 30, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -5, Winds were 35-50 KPH SW--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -5, Winds were 40-50 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -2, Winds were 15-25 KPH S --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -2, Winds were 20-35 KPH S--Round House
1650 meters     0, 17.8 mm in 12 Hrs, 23.3 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 221 cm--Pig Alley
1560 meters    -1, 12.0 mm in 12 Hrs, 18.7 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 145 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters   +5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +9.2, 10.4 mm of precip yesterday.

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


Unsettled weather for today in a Southwesterly flow aloft. A weak low off the coast should direct most of the available moisture South. A mix of sun and cloud today with the freezing level rising to 1800 meters dropping back down to 1200 meters tonight. Likely more cloud than sun for Thursday into Friday. A deep low offshore will send a potent frontal band for Saturday with a strong impulse around noon. The precipitation will ease up on Sunday morning with drier unsettled weather Sunday afternoon into Monday. A series of frontal bands will push through next week into next weekend. Guesstimates: 0-trace by Friday morning, trace -2 mm by Saturday morning, 20-30 mm by Sunday morning.

    GOES IR image from this am.

     Weakening broad upper trough and weak ridging will bring unsettled weather for today.

    Fronts along the coast.

     Mostly cloudy on Friday as the deep low begins to push South.

     Low will bring light/moderate rainfall on Saturday.


    A ski tourer was injured in a wet snow avalanche in California. Article below.     ICSO Pic

    West Cirque with some loose wet in the past few days.

    Recent snowballing. Mostly wet loose up to Sz 1. Limited visibility in the afternoon.


    Cool light early Wednesday morning.

    Front moved in very quickly!!

    Rain helps the feed grow!!

    Loons were into the rain.

    High of +9.2 Deg C yesterday at 660 m with 10.4 mm recorded.


Wet avalanche blocks road: Northern India

What big guns you have: Alta

Fraser Valley forecast with: David Jones 


Female skie tourer rescued after being caught in a wet avalanche: California

Skier killed in Crested Butte Avalanche: Powder

Avalanche kills longtime local near Crested Butte Tuesday: Crested Butte News

Wyoming's Grand Targhee is seriously only allowing uphill skiing: Doc Holliday

As weather warms, wet slide on Buffalo Mountain forewarns avalanche danger: Colorado

Experts emphasize hiker safety after recent avalanche rescue: California

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