6 Apr 2020

April 6, 2020


    Early Sunday morning, high overcast.

    Black Tusk

    There were a few lower level clouds around.

    Breaks started appearing.

    Mount Currie.

    Armchair before noon.

    Sunday April 5, 2020. 12:00 Hrs. + 6 at 660 m. 1835 m -5.2 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH North wind.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big picture Sunday. That's quite the low in the gulf.

    Patches of blue later in the afternoon.

    Last of the sun.

    Sunset was at 19:50 Hrs.

Weather Observations for April 6, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -10, Winds were 20-30 KPH S--Horstman Hut
2180 meters      -7, Winds were 25-30 KPH S--Whistler Peak
1860 meters      -8, Winds were 15-20 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters      -6, Winds were 10-20 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters      -8, 0 cm in 12 Hrs,  0 cm in 24 Hrs,  Base 274 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters      -6, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 186 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters      -5, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +7.6, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs we have clear skies and unlimited visibility.


The ridge of high pressure will bring sunny weather in a Northwest flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to 1500 meters dropping back to 800 meters tonight. An omega block will bring mostly sunny skies to the area into the weekend. There is a chance of a weak trough pushing through on Saturday which will bring a brief period of cloud and showers. The ridge rebuilds again with sunny skies into next week. A chance that might not happen, time will tell. Temperatures will rise on Wednesday with the FL rising well above the local peaks. Guesstimates: No precipitation until at least Saturday and that is still up in the air. Get out the sunscreen.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    Ridge strengthens today with sunny skies.

    Fronts along the coast.

    High keeps pushing in on Tuesday.

     High dominant feature with warming temperatures.


    Recent avalanche in Montana, article below.                                                                      FFAC Pic

    Snowballing in Blackcomb Bowl yesterday afternoon.

    No new avalanches to report on WB. Cornice collapses have been spotted.


    There is always someone watching.

    Note the bottom of the frame.

    Repeating myself but--WB Uphill Policy < Click if your not sure.

    Green Lake.

    Good social distancing while getting some exercise.

    Still fun riding on Alta Lake, this will change soon with warming temperatures.


    Yesterday at 660 meters (Nesters Weather Station)  High was + 7.6 Deg C with a low of -4.4.

    Lift of the future! Social distancing on the ski hill.                                           Mike Dempsey Pic

    Black Tusk at dusk!

    From the Spanish Flu Pandemic--Good Advice.

Local Submissions:

No local submissions.


Persistent Slab April 4th: Montana
Solar Warming will be an issue this week locally.

Why 2 meters is not enough and we should be wearing masks: Vincent McCurly


Large and destructive avalanches triggered in the Flathead, caution encouraged: Montana

Fault Lines and Fracture Lines: Sawtooth Mountain Guides

Coronavirus, Chamonix, and Uncertainty: Wild Snow

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