Tuesday August 16, 2016
Cloud development Sunday afternoon before the thunder storm. High on Sunday was 23.5 Deg.
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
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!!!
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.
“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.