29 Jun 2015

June 29, 2015

    Awesome day June 26, 2015.

    Stratus cloud along the coast on Friday.

    A few clouds around June 27 Th but very warm temperatures and mostly sunny.

   Satellite image from Saturday, low to the South is forming.

    Sunday June 28, 2015--Started off as a nice day. + 27 recorded at 2180 meters at 08:00 hrs.

    Image from Sunday morning.

    High cirrus cloud Sunday morning.

    Looking North.

    Cloudy but warm by mid day.

    Corresponding image to above time frame.

    Light rain in the mountains by early Sunday evening.

    Low moved in by Sunday evening, we received 1.7 mm of precipitation by midnight.

Weather Observations for June 29, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +10, Winds were 10-15 KPH from the NNE
1835 meters      +15, Winds were 5-10 KPH from the SSE
1650 meters       No data available
  660 meters      +15, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +35.6, it rained 1.7 mm up to midnight.
Record high temperature for Whistler Yesterday.

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have mostly overcast skies with unlimited visibility.

    Satellite image from this morning.

For the forecast, a weak low pressure system in a Westerly flow will move through the area today with a few breaks in the clouds. The air mass is slightly unstable and appears to be relatively dry. Slight chance of some dry lightning later this afternoon. There is still a chance of some isolated showers expected for today but it looks like a short lived high is developing.  A weakening trough will pass through Tuesday with unsettled conditions, mostly sunny Tuesday morning with some cloud development in the afternoon. We can expect slightly cooler temperatures for today into Tuesday but they will go back to the low 30's as the ridge rebuilds for Wednesday into the weekend with warm sunny conditions.

    Southerly flow last night will shift to Westerly this morning.

    Chance of some isolated showers today.

    Dry Tuesday as the trough moves East.

    Ridge begins to build Tuesday, strengthening Wednesday.

    Hot by Thursday.


More than 100 riders died in the Alps this past winter--Why?: Vice Sports

How North America Skiers can help Skiers in South America's backcountry: Calgary Hearld

Other parts of the world are also experiencing extreme heat: Pakistan and India

Alta defends right to keep snowboarders out: SnowBrains

Analysis shows increased carbon intensity from Canadian Oil Sands: Science Daily

    Even the spit was busy on Saturday.

    Moon Saturday evening June 27, 2015. Full moon is July 1 St, known as the Buck Moon.

    Snow on the glacier is melting quickly with 20 + degree temps at 2240 meters over the weekend.

    Horstman Glacier Sunday morning.

    Nita Lake early Sunday morning.

    Docks on Nita Lake.

    Looking towards Alpha Lake.

    Nita lake Lodge.

26 Jun 2015

June 26, 2015

    Rock avalanche has claimed the lives of 3 climbers in Kyrgyztan, story below.                   Net Pic

    Scattered cloud in the area on Monday.

    June 23, 2015--Scattered cloud in the morning.

    Some convective activity mid day on Tuesday.

    Cloudier later in the afternoon.

    Some colour just before sunrise June 24, 2015.

    Clouds were present Wednesday morning.

    Satellite image from Wednesday morning.

    Clinging clouds on Mount Garibaldi Wednesday morning.

    Thursday June 25, 2015--Overcast with unlimited visibility.

    Satellite image taken at same time frame as above picture, low pressure is pushing back.

    Low kept cloud in the area until Thursday evening when the high began to push North.

Weather Observations for June 26, 2015: taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters      +13, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the NNW
1835 meters      +12, Winds were 0-5 KPH from the NNE
1650 meters        +9, Relative humidity is 100%
  660 meters      +10, Valley Temp, Max Temp Yesterday was +24.2.

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

    High pressure with stratus cloud along the coast this am.

For the forecast, a strong upper level ridge will build over Southern B.C., a weak thermal trough originating from the US Western central area will bring very warm temperatures to our area Saturday into Sunday. A short wave trough will push through the area on Sunday afternoon with the slight chance of some isolated showers in the evening. The remnants of the trough will disperse on Monday(unsettled conditions) as the ridge begins to rebuild into early next week. Tuesday into next Friday at this time look like warm sunny days. An amazing stretch of warm dry weather, remember to be careful as the fire danger will increase as the week progress. Update on next weeks weather on Monday.

    Westerly flow aloft as the ridge builds and strengthens into Saturday.

    Northerly low level onshore flow for Today.

    Ridge builds today into tomorrow with warm air moving in from the Southeast.

    Shift on Sunday with a shortwave trough moving onshore. Slight chance of precipitation in the eve.

    Monday will bring unsettled weather as the ridge flattens.

    High weakens slightly on Monday.

    High pressure rebuilds Tuesday and warmer temperatures prevail later into next week

Video Friday's:

Moose Riding: What were they thinking!!

Biggest Surfboard in the world: Huntington Beach

Pull the chute and hope you do not crater: Switzerland

Speed Flyer lands in moving cable car: Only in Chamonix


3 Spanish climbers perish in Kyrgyztan avalanche: Ala Archa National Park

Avalanches sweep over Sun Road, Hampering plow efforts: Montana

US Skier visits down nation wide last season: Powder

Sudden shift in 'Forcing" led to the demise of the Laurentide Ice Sheet: Science Daily

Snowmobile sales show growth in North America : Snowmobile.com

Jumbo Ski Resort put on the back burner: Pique

    Bungee jumping over the Cheakamus River. Tuesday June 23.

    A great secluded pond for a cool down.

    Mount Fee Tuesday morning.

    Tantalus Range with early morning light June 24, 2015.

    Birkenhead Lake Wednesday June 24, 2015.

    Beach and boat launch at Birkenhead Lake.

    Cloudy but warm all day Thursday. Eventually changed Thursday evening.