23 Jun 2017

June 23, 2017


    No avalanche activity to report. Mount Currie Saturday June 17, 2017.

    Mount Garibaldi may have some occasional activity, image taken June 19, 2017.


    Friday evening June 16, 2017. Max temp in the valley was +16.3.

    Large cumulus clouds by days end on Friday.

    Early Saturday morning June 17, 2017.  +2 degrees at 1835 meters at 07:00 Hrs.

    Mostly cloudy on Saturday but no rain!!

    Early Sunday morning June 18, 2017. +1 at 1835 meters.

    Monday morning June 19, 2017. 0.5 mm of precip recorded at 660 meters during the day.

    Monday evening. Max temp in the valley on Monday was +20.3.

    Tuesday June 20, 2017 A wee bit of precip in the am and from the day before.

    Wednesday June 21, 2017. Awesome day max temp in the valley was +19.5.

    Thursday morning June 22, 2017--Nice to see summers arrival.

Weather Observations for June 23, 2017 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +5, Winds were 0-5   KPH E--Horstman Hut 
1860 meters     +6, Winds were 0-10 KPH E--Rendevous
1550 meters     +6, 0.0 mm of precip, RH 70%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +6, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +22.8, 0.0 mm of Precip recorded yest

    Sunrise this am was at 05:03 Hrs. We will lose one minute of day light today.


An upper ridge will continue to bring dry sunny weather in a Northerly flow aloft. The weekend looks great as the high pressure continues with warm temperatures by Sunday. Onshore flow will change the pattern on Monday with some clouds in the mix. Tuesday will likely be a mix of sun and cloud as well. A weak trough will likely arrive for Wednesday with some light precip. Thursday and Friday are looking unsettled.

    GOES IR image from this am.

    High will be here for a few days.

    Looking nice today.

    Looking good on Saturday.

   Warm Sunday into Monday.

    Clouds by Tuesday.

    Looks like some showers Wednesday into Thursday.


    There is still fresh snow in the alpine as of last Friday.

    Cool temperatures have made for great downhill biking. Saturday June 17 Th.

    Max temp in the valley on Sunday was +13.5 with 0.5 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Mamquam Mountain Monday afternoon.

    Tuesday, some ominous clouds but 0.0 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Very early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise.

    Wednesday evening.

    Thursday morning, Park is starting to take shape.

    Thursday evening, High in the valley + 22.8.


Old Footage but a classic: High Marking

Snow\water skiing: Switzerland

Last winter footage: Full Burial


Applying IoT technology to Safety: Avalanche Warnings

Addicted to late season snow: Mountain Sledder

Skier visits fell this past season in Colorado: Denver Businness Journal

Naomi Prohoska becomes youngest person to climb Canada's highest peak: Mount Logan

Service Announcement-Ion Warranty Repair: G3

Whistler Mountain Biker loses law suit against Whistler\Blackcomb: CBC News

NASA looks forward when snowpack can be measured without a stake: California

16 Jun 2017

June 16, 2017


    No new avalanche information to report. This was on Monday, June 12.


    Saturday June 10, 2017. Mostly overcast-0.2 mm of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    Sunday morning

    Sunday morning, June 11, 2017--Max temp in the valley was +19.7

    Sunday June 11, 2017 mostly overcast in the mountains but sunny in the valley..

   Monday June 12, 2017 08:00 Hrs. High overcast in the morning but improved as day progressed.

    Monday evening, max temp in the valley was +20.6.

    Overcast on Tuesday. Max temp on Tuesday was +13.6.

    Noon, Wednesday June 14, 2017. Overcast with a temperature of +2 at 1860 meters.

    Just before noon on Wednesday, cold upper level trough in a Westerly flow.

    Overcast for most of Wednesday. Trace of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    Some blue to the NE on Wednesday evening.

    06:30 Hrs Thursday June 15, 2017 -1 at 2240 meters, fresh snow.

Weather Observations for June 16, 2017 taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters       0, Winds were 15-20 KPH S--Horstman Hut 
1860 meters     +2, Winds were 10-15 KPH S--Rendevous
1550 meters     +3, ? mm of precip, RH 97%  --Catskinner 
  660 meters     +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +10.3, 7.7 mm of Precip recorded yest

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

    Looking nicer to the SE, but like a fall day, not the start of the summer!!


A moist trough to our South will bring unsettled weather for today in a Westerly flow aloft. Showers early this am, mostly cloudy with some breaks looks like it will improver as the day progresses. A weak high pressure will bring drier conditions to the are tomorrow, but will be short lived as a weak warm front spreads clouds into the area Saturday night into Sunday. A strong flat upper level ridge will begin to build next week just in time for the summer solstice. Still feeling like Monday and Tuesday will be dry but with some cloud in the area. After Wednesday it will hopefully warm up slightly with more seasonable temperatures. .

    Westerly flow for today, with improving conditions.

    Image from this am, still lots of cloud around.

    Improving by Monday.

    Looks nicer later in the day.

    High will build for Saturday.

    Warm front approaching for Saturday night into Sunday.

    Looking cloudy for Sunday.

    Low to the North will hopefully not push South.


Jim Morrison
June 12 at 8:29am
Quick update on Locomotive Peak: plenty of parking spaces by the side of the road, with over 6 cars on Sunday morning:)
The forest and creek crossings are reasonably well covered all the way, so no real bushwhacking or fording is required.
Some cornices still looming on the approach from the east side, which I believe is the "recommended" way, but it was too much for us so we found another way, a bit more to the north. In retrospect, going up the same way you come down is much better. I'll try to post later my track for this route. The glacier seems very nicely filled in with no open crevasses that I could see: there was a party of 5 that went all around to Faceless and then down through the middle of glacier with no problems, but I would advice against going without any crevasse rescue gear as it seems the snow bridges are starting to break: 2 of of our friends went almost neck deep in the some holes while coming down and they were not even on the glacier-they were snowshoeing though...We saw around 18 people in total on Sunday:)

    Saturday morning.

    Saturday evening, max temp at 660 meters Saturday was +15.7.

    Busy day in the park on Sunday.

   Sunday evening. More cloud development.

    Monday afternoon, unsettled but a fairly nice day. Max temp in the valley was +20.6.

    A few breaks on Tuesday night.

    Despite the cool temperatures volleyball was popular on Wednesday evening.

    Not much of a view on Thursday in Howe Sound.


Fall into a 28 meter crevasse: You Tube

Instagram Trick Requests: Cordrona, NZ

Gnarly wipeout: Ouch


Ladner man rescued off Mt Baker: 28 meter fall

El Nino next winter?: Cliff Mass Weather Blog

Avalanche Danger turns back climb to fight cancer: Mount Hood

Backcountry tips for heading off-piste: New Zealand

Snow & Climate: Institute for Snow & Avalanche Research

Avalanche generated glacial lake outburst flood: University of Texas

Winter Activity deaths in BC: BC Coroner's Service