20 Jun 2022

June 20, 2022

      PAST WEEK:

      Monday June 13, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. + 4 Deg C with a 15-25 KPH SW wind.

     Tuesday June 14, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +4 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH West breeze.

     Wednesday June 15, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +8 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH East breeze.

     Thursday June 16, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +3 Deg C with a 10-15 KPH ESE wind.

      Friday June 17, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +6 Deg C with a 5-10 KPH ENE Breeze.

     Saturday June 18 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +3 Deg C with a 10-15 KPH SW wind.

      Sunday June 19, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +4 Deg C with a 10-15 KPH SW wind.

Weather Observations for June 20, 2022 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters    +2, Winds were   0-5 KPH NNW--Whistler Peak 
1835 meters    +2, Winds were 5-10 KPH NNE--Round House
1650 meters    +3, 0.0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0.0 mm in 24 Hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +9, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +17, 0.0 mm of precip yesterday. 

      Broken cloud above 2000 m this am, with unlimited visibility.

      Cloud and variable visibility at 1835 m this am.


Broken cloud above 2000m, with a thick stratus layer at mid mountain, but dry this am in a Northerly flow aloft. Should see some sunny breaks this afternoon as the layer lifts, at least it is dry. Freezing level is around 3000 m. Cool upper low will bring some wet weather for Tuesday afternoon with periods of light precipitation. Upper low will begin to slide east after some morning showers on Wednesday, ridge will slowly build in by Wednesday afternoon. Should see mostly sunny weather by Wednesday night. May see some cloud for Thursday but favouring the ridge to continue building, time will tell.  Ridge strengthens and finally sticks around into the weekend. Looking good into early next week. Finally a stretch of summer like weather. Guesstimates: 0-trace by Tuesday am, 2-6 mm by Wednesday am, 1-4 mm by Thursday am, 0-trace by Friday am, 0 mm by Saturday am, 0 mm by Sunday am, 0 mm by Monday am.

      GOES IR image from this am.

      GOES 17 ABI Image 2022/06/20. 05:00 Hrs.

      High off the coast

      Still a significant amount of cloud 

      Northerly flow aloft.

            Cold upper low will bring moist weather on Tuesday.

      Moisture arrives for Tuesday afternoon.

      High pressure seems to be getting larger, low still just to the North. Showers in the am.

     Still some moisture Wednesday am, dirty ridging by the pm.

       Low moves off to the east, ridge strengthens by Thursday pm.

      Looking good for Friday, sunny weather, seasonable temperatures.

      High pressure continues into Saturday.

      Finally some summer temperatures forecasted for the weekend.

      Low to the North but hopefully the high brings sunny weather for Sunday.


      Old wet lose, taken June 17, 2022.


      Difficult visibility on the Glacier. Monday 12:00 Hrs. Still winter in the alpine.

     River of Golden Dreams. Full but not flooding on Monday. High in the valley was +17 Deg C.

     Tuesday afternoon, variable visibility in the alpine. 0 Deg C at 12:00 Hrs.

     Overcast but dry Wednesday, +5 Deg C, 12:00 Hrs at 2180 m.

      Thursday, 12:00 Hrs. +1 Deg C.

      Another unsettled day on Thursday.

      Convective Puff Ball Thursday!

      Friday morning, bluebird.

      Awesome biking weather on Friday. 16:00 Hrs. Increase in cloud cover in the pm. + 19 Deg C.

     13:00 Hrs Saturday. Started drying out. 

     Overcast but dry at 14:00 Hrs Saturday. +13 Deg C. 7.1 mm of rain recorded at 660 m Saturday.

      Busy day in the bike park Sunday, high in the valley was +17 Deg C.


From instagram, not sure where: Avalanche

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Nice Air: Small Sluff


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The avalanche was not the fault of the earthquake at Rigopiano: Italy

Avalanche forecasters train AI to help predict risk: SLF

Evan was buried in an avalanche: What was that like?

Snow hits mountain parks as avalanche risk rises: CTV News

Summer Avalanches?: Powder Canada

Rare 'Triple-Dip' La Nina could mean a wild winter ahead for Western Canada: CBC News

U.S. Motorized Avalanche Fatalities Report: Winter 21-22

Biggest snowfall in decades hits Southern Slopes: New Zealand

13 Jun 2022

June 13, 2022

      PAST WEEK:

      Monday June 6, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +4 Deg C with a 15-20 KPH WSW wind.

      Tuesday June 7, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +8 Deg C with a 5-20 KPH ESE wind.

      Wednesday June 8, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +4 Deg C with a 10-30 KPH SE wind.

      Thursday June 9, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +2 Deg C with a 15-35 KPH ESE wind.

      Friday June 10, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +6 Deg C with a 10-30 KPH ESE wind.

      Saturday June 11, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +5 Deg C with a 15-25 KPH S wind.

      Sunday June 12, 2022. 12:00 Hrs. +3 Deg C with a 0-5 KPH West breeze.

Weather Observations for June 13, 2022 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -2, Winds were 15-20 KPH WSW--Whistler Peak 
1835 meters    +1, Winds were  10-20 KPH SW--Round House
1650 meters    +2, 0.1 mm in 12 Hrs, 1.8 mm in 24 Hrs --Pig Alley
  660 meters    +9, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +17.9, 1.0 mm of precip yesterday. 

      As of 07:15 Hrs we have broken cloud and variable visibility.


Increasing cloud cover as a low to the East slowly pushes into the area in a Southeasterly flow aloft. Showers during the day, may see some drier weather tonight. Freezing level should hover around 2000 m. Very complex pattern with the low to the east and one to the West. More periods of light rain on Tuesday am before the low begins to shift to the East. Likely overcast for most of the day with some sunny breaks possible later in the pm. Weak trough arrives Wednesday with periods of light rain in the pm. Low will send more rain on Thursday. More of the same Friday and Saturday. May see a dirty ridge push in for Sunday. The cool moist pattern continues. Guesstimates: 2-4 mm by Tuesday am, 0-trace by Wednesday am, 2-6 mm by Thursday am, 3-6 mm by Friday am, 1-3 mm by Saturday am, 1-3 mm by Sunday am.

     GOES IR Image from this am. 

      GOES 17 ABI Image. 2022/06/13. 05:00 Hrs.

      Low to the East will affect the South Coast today, with a low to the west as well.

      Some precipitation for today, depends on how much the low to the East pushes onto the coast.

      Southerly-Southeasterly flow aloft.

        Low to the east still the weather driver. Could be wet with an afternoon break from the high.

      On the edge of the low but looks like periods of rain Tuesday. 

          Low to the East shifts to the East. Low along the coast will bring mostly overcast weather.

      Overcast Wednesday, some showers in the pm.

      Low will bring periods of light rain Thursday.

      May see some breaks by Friday but European model calling for showers.

      Hopefully we will see some unsettled weather on Saturday, time will tell.

      Some time from now but looks like a low for Saturday.

      May see a dirty ridge from the high on Sunday. 


     From June 4, 2022. Washington State. PNWAC Update.                                              Matt Image

      Older avalanche activity, images taken June 7, 2022.

      Older cycle but quite extensive.


      Mix of sun and cloud Monday. Noon. +15 Deg C.

      Bluebird Tuesday am, some clouds moved in in the am, overcast by the later pm. Reshaping!

      Hopefully the brunt of the precipitation goes South. June 8, 2022 Image.

     12:00 Hrs Thursday. -1 Deg C at 2180 m. +11 Deg C at 660 m in Whistler.

      AR event on Thursday. Most of the precipitation did stay South of Whistler. Some amounts below.

      Whistler recorded 5.8 mm on Thursday, Squamish 14.1 mm, West Vancouver 30.4 mm.
       17 mm recorded at 1650 m, Pig Alley.

      Carousel of troughs continues in the European Models.

      Mix of sun and cloud with some intermittent showers Saturday. 12:00 Hrs. +15 Deg C.



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3 injured, up to 30 trapped after avalanche on June 10, 2022: Norway

Caution to Backcountry users as heavy snowfall generates avalanche risk: New Zealand

New Airbag from Arcteryx/Ortovox: LiTRIC

ENSO Diagnostic Discussion, La Nina: June 9, 2022

High avalanche danger delays clearing of Going-to-the-Sun Road: Montana

Pacific Northwest Avalanche Observations: June 5, 2022

How Healthy Mountain Culture leads to Safety and Healing: Intuition