18 Jun 2018

June 18, 2018


   A soldier killed in an avalanche in December has been recovered in Kashmir. Article below. Net Pic

    Wet loose slides off Whistler Peak.

    Locally, wet loose slides after last weeks fresh snow.


    Monday June 11, 2018. 18:00 Hrs +1 deg C. There were a few showers during the afternoon.

    Tuesday morning June 12, 2018. +2 Deg C at 07:00 Hrs.

    Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018. A wet day.

    Thursday June 14, 2018. Looking like winter at 2180 meters.

    Friday June 15, 2018. Looking like the high is pushing in. +1 Deg C.

    Saturday June 16, 2018. 08:00 Hrs +5 Deg C.

    Sunday June 17, 2018. + 12 Deg C at 07:00 hrs. High of +29.9 Deg C in the valley.

Weather Observations for June 18, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters     +9, Winds were 25-35 KPH N--Horstman Hut
1860 meters   +13, Winds were 30-35 KPH N--Rendevous
1650 meters   +12, Base ? 0.0 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters     +9, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +29.9, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

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


The strong upper level ridge will bring warm temperatures today in a Northerly flow aloft. The FL should rise to aroud 4000 meters today with the dry warm airmass bringing high freezing levels into Tuesday. A weak upper level trough will push into our zone for early Wednesday morning with the chance of some lightning activity depending on what the mix is! Usettled weather for Thursday and Friday before a weak ridge rebuilds for the weekend but likely unsettled weather can be expected. It is June! There are some differences in the long range models!

    GOES IR image this am.

    Very warm for June!!

    Dry and hot.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Another hot day Tuesday!!

    High holds for Tuesday. may see some cloud from the South move in?

    Still hot on Wednesday with the low possibly sending cloud later in the day.

    Upper level trough will change the mix on Wednesday.

     Cooling off on Wednesday.

    Upper level trough may bring some instability for Thursday.

    Unsettled weather for next weekend. Mostly cloudy with some showers.


    Most of the Emerald Chair is gone!! Monday afternoon.

    Bike Park busy at 18:00 hrs, +13 in the valley, great riding conditions!! Monday.

    High overcast moved in Tuesday morning.

    Rumbling Glacier Tuesday.

    Snowing in the alpine Tuesday afternoon by 15:00 Hrs.

    It was a wet day on Wednesday.

    Good day for kayaking.

    Cedar Waxwing, Smoke Bluffs on Thursday.

    Thursday evening bike session.

    Friday evening there were some rain showers.

    Suspension Bridge Saturday morning, nearing completion.

    High cirrus clouds Sunday afternoon.

    View of Whistler Peak Sunday afternoon.

    This am!!


Night Skiing: Chamonix

Long board race: Skiing on logs


Body of soldier missing since December recovered after snow melt: Kashmir

State of the Mountains: ACC

Avalanches have been reported in : New Zealand

Snowfarming-Preserving snow over the summer: SLF

Law suit over avalanche death is underway in: Colorado

More information on above law suit: Colorado

UMASS researchers to look at increased rain in the Arctic: Boston Globe

11 Jun 2018

June 11, 2018


    An avalanche has killed a ski tourer on Lenzspitze, Switzerland. Article below.   K. Wallis image


    Monday June 4, 2018. Snow melted quickly once the sun appeared, at 09:30 hrs it was 0 Deg C.

    Tuesday June 5, 2018. As of 07:00 Hrs at 1835 meters it was 0 Deg C.

    Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018.

    Thursday morning June 7, 2018. +4 Deg C.

    Friday June 8, 2018. Raining with limited visibility. 12.3 mm of precip recorded at 1650 meters.

    Saturday morning Juneuary 9, 2018. More fresh snow. -1 at 1835 meters.

    Sunday morning, Juneuary 11, 2018. -2 at 1835 meters.

    Monday morning, June 11, 2018. At 06:00 hrs -2 Deg C.

Weather Observations for June 11, 2018  taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -5, Winds were 5-10 KPH SSW--Horstman Hut
1860 meters    -2, Winds were 5-10 KPH SW  --Rendevous
1650 meters     0, Base ? 3.2 mm in 12 hours --Pig Alley
  660 meters   +5, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +12.8, 2.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 hrs this am we have mostly overcast skies and variable visibility.


The cold upper trough we have been experiencing will slowly exit the area this morning in a Northwesterly flow aloft. An offshore ridge will eventually bring some unsettled weather with sunny breaks and the FL reaching 2200 meters by this afternoon. Unsettled weather again for Tuesday with the possibility of some isolated rain showers in the afternoon. The low moves down the coast on Wednesday with another cold upper trough bringing periods of light rain and overcast skies. Thursday will be unsettled and we should see the FL begin to rise to around 2500 meters. Friday will slowly see an improvement with unsettled weather and the FL rising to around 3500 meters. An upper level ridge will build over the Pacific bringing warm sunny conditions into early next week.

    GOES IR image this am, high is building.

     Low and High are bringing unsettled weather. Still cool at 1500 meters.

    High pressure begins to build this am.

    Fronts along the coast.

    Low begins moving down the coast.

    Looks nice Tuesday morning.

    Clouds move in for Tuesday afternoon.

      Low will be sending moisture our way on Wednesday.

    Looking like periods of light rain for Wednesday. 3-5 mm in the Whistler area, possibly>.

     Unsettled for Thursday.

    High will be providing some influence.

    Still unsettled Friday.

    High strengthens Saturday and into early next week.


    Monday morning at 2180 meters, 09:30 hrs fresh snow and a temperature of -3 Deg C.

    Monday morning eventually became unsettled, 11:00 hrs.

    Suspension Bridge construction is in full swing. Negative temperatures over the past few days.

    Tuesday was a cold day, at 14:00 hrs only +11 in the valley. A few showers in the morning.

    Park was busy at 20:00 Hrs on Wednesday.

    Wednesday just before sunset, Suspension Bridge is coming together.

    Clouds were moving in on Thursday morning.

    Emerald Chair being dismantled, Friday morning.

    There were some sunny breaks on Saturday.

    CDFL training.

    Sunday afternoon, snowing in the alpine.

    Same time frame Sunday with sunny breaks in the valley.

    Monday morning, June 11, 2018.


Triple back flip: Instagram

New bike carrier for chailifts: Doppelmayr


An avalanche has killed a Ski Tourer in the Valais area: Switzerland

Whistler Blackcomb donates $20,000.00 via Backcountry Ticket Proceeds: Spearhead Huts Project

Fatal avalanche accidents in the 2017-2018 hydrological year: Switzerland

Avalanche barriers are being installed above Svalbard: Norway

Community snow observations: The Future of Snowpack Data

Can't we all just get along: Skiing History

Plastic Waste and Toxic Chemicals are being found in the remotest areas of the planet: Snowbrains