27 Jul 2015

July 27, 2015

    An avalanche in New Zealand has claimed 2 Canadians--TeAnau--Story in article section Net Pic

    Ganges Harbour Saturday July 25Th. 

    Big Picture July 25Th.

    Snowing at 2240 meters Sunday morning July 26Th.                                           Adam Mercer Pic.

Weather Observations for July 27, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +3, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the NNW
1835 meters      +3, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the SSW
1650 meters      +3, Relative Humidity 100%
  660 meters    +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +16, 10.9 mm of rain recorded yest.

    As of 06:00 Hrs this Am we have a stratus layer with clear skies and unlimited visibility at 1835 m

For the forecast, the upper level trough has left a moist stratus layer in the area which should dissipate today in a light North-Northwest flow. A broad upper level ridge will strengthen through the week with warmer temperatures into the weekend.  Thursday may be the warmest day of the week. Enjoy the return to summer.

    Upper level trough has moved Southeast with a moist stratus layer left in its wake.

     Looks like the high pressure will build Tuesday and strengthen into next weekend.


Body found in search for 2 Canadian Hikers: Avalanche near Te Anau, New Zealand

El Nino versus La Nina--Which produces the snowier winters: TransWorld Snowboarding

Sherpa documentary presents a different view of Everest: Australia                                                   

Mammut Pro Short Airbag pack review: Backcountry Skiing Blog

    Not Green Lake but lots of Float Plane activity.

    Tafoni Rock formation on Salt Spring Island. 

    Top of Whistler Sunday morning.

24 Jul 2015

July 24, 2015

    Monday evening July 20, 2015. 

    Just after sunrise Tuesday July 21, 2015.

    Some clearing by Tuesday evening. 0.2 mm of rain recorded at 660 meters.

    Satellite image from Tuesday.

    Sunrise Wednesday July 22, 2015. Trace of rain recorded at 660 meters on Wednesday.

    Sunrise Thursday July 23, 2015.

    Satellite image from Thursday morning.

   Clouds began moving in Thursday afternoon.

Weather Observations for July 24, 2015: taken at 05:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +4, Winds were 25-35 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters      +7, Winds were 20-35 KPH from the S
1650 meters      +8, Relative Humidity 94%
  660 meters    +13, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +23.7, 0.2mm of rain recorded.

So far this month 10.4 mm of rain has been recorded at the Nester's Weather Station at 660 meters.

    As of 05:00 Hrs we have overcast skies, limited visibility and it is raining.

For the forecast, an upper level trough moves through our zone over the weekend with cool moist conditions. We can expect mostly cloudy weather with some intermittent precipitation. West Northwest flow on Monday will bring unsettled weather before the ridge rebuilds for Tuesday into Wednesday with warmer temperatures.

   Trough upon us with light rain this morning.

    Low to the Northwest will affect our weather this weekend.

    Cool low pressure will send moisture our way over the weekend.

   Unsettled for Monday.

    Ridge strengthens for Wednesday.


2015 Snowboard on the Block Party: Denver, Colorado

When the chute almost hits the fan: LiveLeaks--Close Call

Trio Backflip on Skis: World First

This is my fishing hole: Brook Falls Bears


Can Human Judgement handle Avalanches: High Country News

More record global temperatures with El Nino on tap for Winter: Wasatch Weather Weenies

Who will get snow this winter if there is a strong El Nino: We may lose out in Southern BC

Judge moves Vail avalanche-death case to Eagle County: Colorado

Soaring temperatures sees hottest June across the world: Global Warming

Pakistan Army rescues injured Japanese Climber 2 days after avalanche: Broad Peak

    Just Northwest of Birkenhead lake, Monday morning.

    Birkenhead Lake with an isolated shower Monday at around noon.

    Tyax lodge Monday July 20, 2015.

   Thursday morning--Much nicer than Wednesday.

    Some cloud and cooler temperatures on Thursday.

20 Jul 2015

July 20, 2015

    Avalanche on Broad Peak has claimed a porter--Story in article section.                               Net Pic

    Evening of July 17, 2015--Callaghan Lake.

    Saturday July 18Th-Dark clouds and smoke early in the am. It eventually became a nice day.

    Sunset Saturday evening.

    Saturday July 18, 2015--Not much snow left on Mt Garibaldi.

    Smoke still visible Sunday morning but a much nicer sky.

    High pressure with warm temperatures Sunday July 19, 2015.

    Sunday July 19, 2015--Castle Towers. Record Temperature in Pemberton on Sunday--37.7 Deg.

    Monday July 20, 2015--Looking East early morning.

    A much nastier scene in Vancouver Monday morning.

Weather Observations for July 20, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +11, Winds were 30-50 KPH from the SSW
1835 meters      +13, Winds were 20-30 KPH from the S
1650 meters      +15, Relative Humidity 72%
  660 meters      +15, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +32.0.

For the forecast, an upper trough is pushing in as the ridge of high pressure weakens and moves West. The trough with the onshore flow will bring unsettled conditions to the area through Saturday. We can expect cloudy mornings with sunny breaks in the afternoons and the chance of some isolated showers in the mix. There is also a good chance that some of those days will remain dry depending on the amount of convective activity we receive. Tuesday has a 40 % chance of some rain showers. Cooler temperatures will prevail for the remainder of the week.

    Looking like a fairly nice day with cooler temperatures.

    Cold front and associated low to the North will bring unsettled conditions to the area this week.

    High pressure moves West allowing low to the North to spill cloud and some moisture.


Farmer discovers damage from avalanche back in January 2015: Norway

Pakistani porter missing after an avalanche on Broad Peak: Gasherbrum Massif in Balistan

July snow storm hits Mauna Kea Volcano: Hawaii

Warming slow-down not the end of climate change: Science Daily

    View from Callaghan Lake.

    Vancouver Saturday Morning.

    Indian Arm East of North Vancouver.

    Fitzsimmons Creek was very brown on Sunday.

    Tantalus Range early Monday morning.

    Large cumulus clouds over the mountains in Whistler, noon Monday.

    American Dipper--Callaghan Lake--Info on the Dipper