5 Apr 2020

April 5, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Overcast for the most part Saturday morning.

    A brief period with a few small patches of blue.

    For the most part a cloudy grey day.

    Mount Fee in the murk!

   Saturday April 4, 2020. 15:00 Hrs. + 4 Deg at 660 m. 1835 meters -6.6 with a 5-10 KPH NNE wind

    Satellite image from same timeframe.

    Saturday afternoon.

    It did improve later in the afternoon.

   Corona. Coronavirus halts the production of Corona Beer.

    Just before sunset.


Weather Observations for April 5, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -10, Winds were     0-5 KPH N--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -8, Winds were 10-15 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -9, Winds were     0-5 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters      -9, Winds were   5-10 KPH N--Round House
1650 meters      -8, 0 cm in 12 Hrs,      trace in 24 Hrs, Base 276 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters      -2, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0.3 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 188 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +4.9, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.


    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have high overcast and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

A weakening upper level trough will bring unsettled weather in a North/North Westerly flow aloft.
Overcast this morning with sunny breaks by noon today with dry and improving conditions. The freezing level will rise to around 1400 meters and drop back down to the surface tonight. The ridge of high pressure will strengthen Monday forming an Omega Block, which may stick around for some time, with dry weather and mostly sunny. Some models are suggesting a week, could last for 2 weeks? Guesstimates: No precipitation for the immediate future. Warming up by Wednesday.


    GOES IR image from this am.


     Weakening upper level trough as the low moves South.





    Fronts along the coast.

     Omega Block as the ridge strengthens on Monday. Still likely to be some lingering cloud.





         High pressure should stick around for a while. Some cloud possible on Tuesday.




    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Locally, no new avalanche observed on Whistler Mtn. Duffey Lake some Sz 1.5 Na Sc observed.

      Winter is not over in Utah.                                                                                                UAC Pic

    Snowmobiler deploys airbag after getting caught in this avalanche in Utah. Article below. UAC Pic



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Appears to a few turns being had. WB Uphill Policy <Click

    Sudan Couloir.

    You can always go ice fishing.

    Partake in some cold therapy.

    See how long you can last, always a fun challenge.

    Skunk Cabbage are thriving in the cold.

    A Family Outing.

    Horstman Peak.

    At 660 meters yesterday the high was +4.9 Deg C.


Local Submissions:

None Today.


VIDEOS:

Ski Movie by: Philipp Klein

5 Massive avalanches captured on Camera: Underworld



ARTICLES:

Competitive snowmobiler killed in Idaho avalanche: Austin Canyon

Another article -SAR locates victim from Friday's avalancheIdaho

Third rider releases hard slab, deploys airbag: UAC Report

Passengers escape unhurt as an avalanche hits jeep: Pakistan

Why an Idaho Ski Destination has one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates: Sun Valley

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