27 Jun 2016

June 27, 2016

    An avalanche, June 20, 2016 on Mont Blanc du Tacul has killed a Kiwi Climber. Article below:

     Monday June 20, 2016 22:00 Hrs. Mostly cloudy with some breaks.

    Tantalus Range Monday evening.

    Tuesday June 21, 2016 07:30 Hrs.

    Tuesday morning looking North.

    Tuesday afternoon.

    Wednesday-June 22, 2016-- 07:30 Overcast, some rain, 3.5 mm recorded at 1650 meters.

    Wednesday evening clouds began to break. 17:30 Hrs

    Wednesday afternoon.

    Wednesday-June 22, 2016 --Great riding conditions.

    Thursday June 23, 2016 07:00 Hrs 0 Degrees at 1835 meters.

    Thursday afternoon 16:00 Hrs Wet--4.4 mm recorded in the valley at 660 meters.

    Friday  June 24, 2016-- 08:00 Hrs +2 Deg  Light rain showers during the morning

    New structures being built for Crank Works.

    Moist cloud in the alpine pretty much all day on Friday. 0.3 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    Saturday June 25, 2016--07:00 Hrs +4 Degrees

    A mix of sun and cloud by Saturday afternoon.

    Sunrise Sunday June 26, 2016. +6 early in the morning at 1835 meters.

    Tantalus Range Sunday Morning.
     Nice evening on Sunday.

Weather Observations for June 27, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +10, Winds were 25-35 KPH SE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +11, Winds were  5-10  KPH SE --Rendevous
1550 meters     +14, RH 52%-- Catskinner
  660 meters     +13, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +28.3. trace of Precip recorded yest

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

For the forecast, a mix of sun and cloud for today in a Southwest flow aloft. Will likely see some cumulus cloud development later today with the chance of a thunderstorm  High will rebuild for Tuesday into Thursday, with mostly sunny weather and warm temperatures. Unsettled Friday into the weekend with slightly cooler temperatures. Chance of some showers Friday and Saturday but time will tell!!

    Image from 07:15 Hrs this am.

    High is building but there is a chance of a thunder storm later this afternoon.

    May have some lingering cloud early Tuesday morning.

    High strengthens for Wednesday into Thursday.

    Looks good for Friday but there looks like potential for some cloud development into the weekend.


New Zealander dies in avalanche in French Alps: Chamonix, France

Kiwi Skier killed in avalanche triggered by French Police: The Local

The Night before Christmas: New Documentary on Tourism and Avalanches

Snowboarder out runs avalanche: Video Footage

Better information needed to understand extreme weather: Science Daily

Accuweather's take on the developing: La Nina

    Georgia Strait late Monday afternoon.

    Mount Currie Tuesday June 21, 2016.

    Friday June 24, 2016 new pump track at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

    Alta lake Sunday morning.

    Friendly Sheep along the Fraser River near Lytton.

    Duffy Lake Sunday afternoon.

20 Jun 2016

June 20, 2016

    Monday June 13, 2016. Rained hard at times, 4.4 mm recorded at 660 meters with a high of +13.4.

    We also had periods of unsettled weather on Monday as well.

    Unsettled early Tuesday, June 14, 2016. A dusting with -3 Degrees at 1835 meters.

    Some breaks on Tuesday, also some showers--1.1 mm recorded at 660 meters.

    High on Tuesday was +13 Deg later in the afternoon.

    Wednesday morning June 15, 2016. -2 Deg.

    Fresh dusting Wednesday morning. June-uary weather!!

    Overcast Wednesday morning, did become unsettled later in the day. High of +14.8 in the valley.

    Cumulus cloud development over the Tantalus Range on Wednesday. Isolated scattered showers.

    It was much nicer further South of Whistler by Wednesday afternoon.

    Thursday June 16, 2016, unsettled -1 Deg

    Awesome looking morning on Thursday, -3 at 2240 meters at 07:00 Hrs.

    Cloudy on Thursday but a high in the valley of 16.1 Deg. One perspective of the 1St and 18Th.

    Different perspective of the 2 holes on the Chateau Golf Course. Thursday morning.

    Friday June 17, 2016--Unsettled in the morning--0 deg at 1835 meters at 07:00 Hrs.

    Less cloud later in the day on Friday. High of 21.1 Deg in the valley. Still fresh snow up high.

    Fresh snow for the glacier camps. Photo taken Friday evening.

    Full moon will be on June 20Th, the summer solstice. This has not happened for 70 years!

    Saturday June 18, 2016 07:00 Hrs-- Clouds began to move into the zone. +5 Deg at 07:00 Hrs.

    Low to the South moving up the coast, looks very dark!!

    Nice Saturday morning, eventually it did rain later in the afternoon--7.2 mm recorded at 660 M.

    Sunday morning June 19, 2016--more snow, +2 at 1835 meters at 07:00 Hours.

    Fresh snow just below the tree line Sunday. Unsettled by the afternoon with a valley high of +17.9.

    Improvement later in the day on Sunday. We received 3.5 mm early Sunday morning at 660 M.

    High cirrus cloud early Monday morning June 20, 2016. Sunrise was at 05:02 Hrs-Sunset at 21:25.

Weather Observations for June 20, 2016: taken at 07:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +5, Winds were 10-20 KPH SE --Horstman Hut
1860 meters     +6, Winds were  5-10  KPH S   --Rendevous
1550 meters     +7, RH 83%-- Catskinner
  660 meters     +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +17.9. 3.5 mm of Precip recorded yest

From Monday June 13--Monday June 20, 2016 we accumulated 16.2 mm of precipitation at the Nester's Weather Station, 660 Meters.

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

For the forecast, a weak upper level low offshore and too our South will slowly bring us overcast conditions with the chance of some isolated showers by late this afternoon in a Southerly flow aloft. Cloud cover will increase as the day progresses in the mountains with some possible breaks later this evening. Would be nice to get a glimpse of the full moon!! Unsettled again for Tuesday before a trough brings overcast conditions and precipitation back to our zone for Wednesday into Thursday. As of now Friday is looking unsettled and a weak ridge beginning to build by Friday evening. Next weekend should see the ridge strengthen with dry weather expected into early next week.

    Satellite image from 07:15 Hrs this am.

    Unsettled today as the low spins clouds our way.

     Unsettled for Tuesday.

    By Wednesday the low will be sending wet weather our way.

    Loop for this week into next Saturday. High pressure is forecasted for the weekend.


Skiers remains found near Snoqualmie Pass, was an avalanche victim: Washington State

Possibly no skier avalanche deaths in Colorado for the 2015-2016 season: Backcountry Skiing Blog

Earth's Hot Streak continues with warmest May since at least 1880: NASA

Largest snowstorm since 1996 closes major Andes Pass for 15 Days: Chile\Argentina

    No wonder we have a goose problem!!

    Cumulus clouds over Squamish on Wednesday afternoon.

    Armchair Friday evening.

    Full Moon tonight is referred too as the Strawberry Moon.