29 Aug 2016

August 29, 2016



    A glacial avalanche has killed three women in Pakistan, story below in article section.  Net Pic

    Tantalus Range - Monday evening August 22, 2016.

    Tuesday August 23, 2016, some cloud around.

    Satellite image from Tuesday morning.

    Mouth of Fitzsimmons Creek. Tuesday afternoon.

    Wednesday August 24, 2016 --07:45 Hrs.

    Less cloud Wednesday morning.

    Hot spot in Canada on Wednesday was Pemberton with a High of 33.6 Deg.

    Thursday August 25, 2016--08:45 Hrs.

    Satellite image from same time frame as above photo.

    Some cloud development Thursday afternoon.

    Another awesome day in the mountains.

    Friday August 26, 2016

    Image from Friday morning.

    Some high thin cloud Friday Morning.


    Saturday August 27, 2016

    More cloud Saturday early morning!

    Cloud early Saturday morning.



    Early Sunday morning August 28, 2016.

    Thick clouds Sunday morning.

    Started to rain in the alpine at around 10:00 Hrs Sunday morning.

Weather Observations for August 29, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +5, Winds were 25-35 KPH SSE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +7, Winds were 10-15 KPH S      --Rendevous
1550 meters     +7, RH 91%  1-2 mm of rain        --Catskinner
  660 meters   +11, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +15.7. 0.2 mm of Precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have mostly cloudy skies with unlimited visibility.

    Satellite image from this am shows bands of moist cloud to the North.


For the forecast, a Southwesterly flow aloft will bring mostly unsettled conditions for today with a slight chance of some intermittent showers.  A cool moist low pressure system will be parked off the coast for most of the week with unsettled weather into next weekend. Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning is looking like the wettest period as a frontal band moves onshore. Models are not in agreement on the forecast for the September long weekend but it looks like it will be slightly cooler than normal values, with a mix of sun and cloud. Good chance the high pressure in the Pacific could bring some decent weather for the long weekend.


    Low pressure system for most of the week, with unsettled weather.

    Most of the moisture is North of our zone.

    A mix of cloud, sunny periods and chance of some intermittent showers for today.

    Low remains North for Tuesday, with a good portion of sun.

    Frontal band expected Wednesday morning, with rain in the afternoon and evening.

    Light to moderate precipitation Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning.


    Low moves slightly North for Thursday for more unsettled weather.

    Still looking cool and moist for Friday with unsettled weather and a chance of some showers..

    Unsettled again for Saturday. Will depend on what the high does!!

    High pressure to the Southwest could bring decent weather for the long weekend.



ARTICLES:

Three women buried under glacier while taking a selfie: Pakistan

Red Mountain--Own the Mountain: Powder Canada

Heel Gap Spacing and Safety Release--Tech Bindings: Backcountry Skiing Blog

Japan Sled Mission 2016: Mountain Sledder

Long Range Weather Forecasting--Complicated!!:Open Snow

Do not use a Smart Phone as an avalanche beacon: Doorstepskis




    A few clouds over Vancouver on Monday.

    Green Lake on Tuesday.

    Young one roaming the local slopes Wednesday.

    Awesome day in the mountains on Thursday.

    Sunset Thursday evening.

    Honey bees in the Heather. Friday

    Rainbow Lake Friday morning.

    Dusk Saturday evening.

    Horstman T-Bar Sunday morning.

    Brave Young Blonde Marmot.

22 Aug 2016

August 22, 2016

    An avalanche in Tajikistan has claimed 2 Russian Mountaineers, story below----Martin Mergili Pic

    An avalanche on Mt Maudit has claimed three mountaineers in France, story below  Rob Dyer Pic

    Moon light Monday evening August 15, 2016.

    Geese waiting for the people to leave!!



    Tuesday August 16, 2016

    A few clouds on the satellite image from Tuesday. Stratus cloud prominent along the coast.

   A dry looking Wedge Mountain on Tuesday.

    Nice colours Tuesday evening.

    Wednesday August 17, 2016.

    Wednesday morning, same time frame as above photo.

 
    Double Hole on Nick North--Hottest day of the week Wednesday with high of 31.8 Deg at 660 M.


    Awesome day in Vancouver on Wednesday as well.

    Thursday August 18, 2016.

    Thursday morning, a few high clouds.

    Another awesome day in Whistler Thursday--Blue Bird. High of 31.0 Deg.

    Early Thursday morning--Coal Harbour.

    Friday--August 19, 2016. The high at 660 meters went to 33.5 Deg.


    Satellite image from early Friday Morning. Offshore flow boosts temperatures especially on coast.

    A dry looking Mount Garibaldi, new record high in Squamish on the 19Th-36.9 Deg.


    Saturday August 20, 2016. High in Whistler at 660 meters--31.3 Deg.

    Image from same time frame as above.

    Tracey Hannah winner of the Women's Pro Elite at the Canadian Open DH on Sat. Time 3:10.92.

    Dry course with a a temperature of 31.3 Deg Saturday afternoon.

    Sunday August 21, 2016

    Image from Sunday morning.


    Cloud development Sunday afternoon before the thunder storm. High on Sunday was 23.5 Deg.


    Winner of the Red Bull Joyride on Sunday, Brett Rheeder.


    Rain and thunder storm Sunday afternoon.

    Satellite image during thunder storm.




Weather Observations for August 22, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +1, Winds were 5-10 KPH WSW --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +3, Winds were   0-5 KPH SE      --Rendevous
1550 meters     +4, RH 88%  2.0 mm of rain         --Catskinner
  660 meters     +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +23.5. 0.5 mm of Precip recorded yest


    As of 07:30 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.

    Satellite image from 07:30 Hrs this am.


For the forecast, the cool upper low that produced rain, and thunder over Whistler yesterday afternoon will move East today being pushed by an offshore upper level ridge. We can expect some clouds in the morning with less by the afternoon in a Northwest upper level flow. The ridge strengthens Tuesday into Thursday with warm temperatures again by Thursday. An upper level low is forecasted to arrive late Friday afternoon/Saturday, but model runs are inconsistent so time will tell. We could get lucky with some cloud, cooler temperatures but very little moisture for sometime Saturday into Sunday. Enjoy another great week of summer weather!!! Next week aa of August 24Th is not looking so good. 500 MB forecast is below into next week!!




    Low will spin some cloud our way this am but we should see more sun by days end.

    Low is shifting East early this morning.

    Flow into next weekend. High pressure with some more low level offshore flow. Warm!!

     High pressure builds for Tuesday. low level flow will be Northerly.

    Temperatures should warm back up on Wednesday with a thermal pressure trough.

    High on Wednesday strengthens into Thursday.

    Another low is forecasted for next Friday night into Saturday.

    Models are in agreement that an upper level trough is on its way but when is another story!!

    Update August 24, 2016--Not looking so nice next week--cloudier and cooler than normal!!

Articles:

Two Russian Mountaineers killed by an avalanche while ascending Ismoili Somoni Peak: Tajikistan

Three mountaineers die in Icy Mont Blanc avalanche: Chamonix, France

How deliberately starting avalanches can prevent them: New Zealand

Melting glaciers pose threat beyond water scarcity--Floods: Peru

Global warming makes Siachen Glacier riskier for soldiers: India

2015 State of the Climate: NOAA

B.C. Government approves Valemont Ski Resort Master Plan: Mount Pierre Elliot Trudeau

This July was the hottest month since records began: CBC News





Winter 2016-2017--According to the Old Farmers Almanac:

The 224-year-old weather forecasting guide has released their extended forecast for this winter 2016-2017 : it predicts the southern area of B.C., from Prince George and Fernie to Vancouver, will see colder-than-normal temperatures with more precipitation than usual.

The PNW: “Winter will be rainier than normal. Temperatures will be below normal in the north and above normal in the south, with the coldest periods in early and mid- to late December and mid- to late January. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in early December and mid-January.”


    Arm Chair Glacier Monday at sunset.


   Volley Ball courts Rainbow park Monday evening.


    New roof on the MPSC.

    Another awesome day Tuesday, high of 29.3 Deg at 660 meters.


    Wednesday Evening Vancouver waterfront.

    Thursday morning early arrival.

    Friday evening Sunset from Spanish banks.

    Moon rise Friday night.

     Local Mountain bike legend Finn Iles takes first place in Saturday's Junior Expert--Time 2:49.73.

    Early Sunday morning. Strong winds as the upper low moved in.


    Great entertainment at the Red Bull Joyride on Sunday.

    Windy and lots of dust Sunday.

    The brief weather system Sunday afternoon, Unsettled by 18:00 Hrs. Rain from 16:30-17:30.